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COVID-19: NCDC Boss Hails Makinde’s Rapid Response — Oyo’s Infectious Disease Centre’ll Serve Nigeria


The National Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Boss, Chikwe Ihekweazu, has hailed Governor Seyi Makinde’s rapid response to the pandemic virus, coronavirus.

Ihekweazu, who made this know during a meeting with Makinde, said that the Oyo’s infectious disease centre, Olodo, will serve Nigeria.

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According to him, “The key thing for this treatment centre is to get things started; to get the first set of patients in and try whether the systems move. You can never know how good a house is until someone is living inside. So, we have to bring in the first patients and make sure that everything works fine and we can grow from there.

“I think this centre will serve Nigeria, not just Oyo State. It will serve the entire country for many years to come for all sorts of infectious diseases, for research, for diagnosis and for care.

“So, I really look forward to coming back here in a few months and see a vibrant centre with staff, patients, researchers and activities happening. I leave Oyo State very gratified with the progress made, and I am very grateful to all of you and the good people of the state.”

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