COVID-19: We have been providing funds to run isolation centres – Oyo government

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Oyo State Government, on ThursdayM said that it has been providing funds for the running of isolation centres in the state.

DAILY POST recalls that some facilities have been designated as isolation centres due to the advent of coronavirus pandemic.

Our correspondent gathered that there are allegations that paucity of funds had hit the State’s isolation centres.

The state ministry of health has, however, said that the state government has been providing adequate funds and personnel for the isolation centres since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the state in 2019.

It added that Governor Seyi Makinde has been taking proactive measures to improve the needs of the people of the state.

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Adebisi Ayoola, indicated that the claims that the isolation centres were not funded and that health workers had not been paid were curious and unfounded.

“The claims made about the paucity of funds affecting Oyo State Isolation Centres are false and baseless.

“Since advent of this administration, it has been taking proactive steps by improving the needs of the people; and ever since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the state, the government has been providing adequate funds for the running of the Isolation Centres and the personnel cost.

“Furthermore, the services being provided by the centres were ranked as world-class by NCDC. Also, since the Delta variant started, all the different Isolation Centres remained open and they have been functioning effectively.

“Apart from effectively running the isolation centres, the state government is spending much money for the provision of delicious meals, accommodation and payment of allowances to its health workers”.

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