Catholic Church hands Nigeria 425 hospitals as isolation centers

The Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has offered all its 425 health facilities across the country as isolation centres for COVID-19.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has disclosed that the Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has offered all its 425 health facilities spread across the country as isolation centres for the treatment of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Nigeria needs all the bed spaces it can get as it strives to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. The Catholic church’s donation will come in handy, according to Mustapha.

“As part of efforts to support the states in the establishment of the isolation and treatment centres, I wish to remind our governors that the Catholic Bishops Conference has volunteered all the 425 hospitals and clinics nationwide for adaptation and use as isolation centres,” Mustapha said.

“Governors are encouraged to please approach Catholic Bishops in their states to access these facilities.

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