The Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa, says the agency will continue to partner with the Lagos University Teaching Hospital in the areas of health emergencies and COVID-19 response.
Adetifa who stated this on Friday when he visited the LUTH said that NCDC’s official relationship with LUTH remained very important
According to him, NCDC relies on partnerships with institutions like LUTH to help detect emergencies and look after COVID-19 patients.
Adetifa stressed that the relationship between NCDC and LUTH would continue.
Adetifa disclosed that NCDC had received approval to initiate the process of constructing a three-story centre in LUTH with funds accessed from the World Bank.
Earlier, LUTH’s Chief Medical Director, Prof. Chris Bode, said that the proposed 40-bed LUTH isolation centre was still on the drawing board.
Bode said that the project should be speedily brought on stream under the Director-General’s leadership.
He said that while many institutions had closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, LUTH stepped up its efforts and did its best in contributing to the national efforts to contain the disease.