Catholic Church donates 425 hospitals nationwide as isolation centres

The Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria [CBCN] has offered all its 425 health facilities across the country to be used as isolation centres for Corona virus pandemic.

The Secretary to the Federal Government [SGF], Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at the Presidential Task Force COVID19 daily briefing today in Abuja.

Mustapha said: “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.

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.

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