Governor Seyi Makinde has revealed how the 100-bed hospital at Olodo area of Ibadan, the state capital, was left in carcass by the immediate past administration in the state, which christened it Mother and Child Hospital.
Makinde, who last night announced his recovery from the pandemic virus, COVID-19, spoke when he formally resumed work on Monday and immediately conducted an inspection tour of the facility, which is the state’s largest isolation centre and has been rechristened Infectious Disease Centre.
Ajimobi, OYOINSIGHT.COM recalled, had few days before leaving office commissioned the facility. Supporters of the former governor, this newspaper learnt, have been criticizing the governor for renaming it.
But Makinde, who just returned from isolation, said that his administration took it upon itself to fix the facility and re-designate it Infectious Disease Centre, with the capacity to serve as isolation centres for 100 patients.
The governor maintained that though the efforts put in place by the government might not have hit the 100 per cent mark, there were clear signs that the state was ready to fight COVID-19.