The governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong, has been assured that a laboratory in the state, has capacity for mass production of hand sanitizers to help prevent infection of Coronavirus disease.
Chief Medical Director, Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), Prof. Edmond Banwat, gave the assurance, when governor Lalong visited the hospital for inspection of it isolation centres.
“The laboratory for production of hand sanitizers at the hospital where he was told that they have the capacity to meet the demands of the State and beyond.”
A statement by the director of press and public affairs, Makut Simon Macham, on Monday, said the governor visited three isolation centres created in the state, the three isolation centres has the capacity to contain 50 patients at a time.
“Chief Medical Director, Bingham University Teaching Hospital Jos, Prof. Eswin Isiegbe who said the centre has a capacity for 10 patients.”
“Chief Medical Director (Plateau Specialist Hospital Jos) Dr. Philemon Golwa who informed him that the facility has capacity for 20 beds.”
“At the Isolation Unit in Jos University Teaching Hospital, he was informed that the facility has capacity for 20 patients,” Hospital authorities respectively stated.
Meanwhile, former national assembly members for Mikan, Shendam/Quanpan federal constituency, and former speaker of the state assembly, Mr. George Daika has cautioned Nigerians on safety measures against Coronavirus.
The former Plateau Speaker, during the 6th assembly urged citizens to abide by instructions of the authorities of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and federal ministry of health on tips against Coronavirus.
He charged for regular use of hand sanitizers.
Hon. Daika, a member of the 6th assembly in a statement issued in Jos, pleaded with citizens of Plateau State, and other Nigerians to take into cognisance guidelines for preventing the virus.