By Modupe Shodeinde
The Lagos State Government in a move to provide additional breathing aid for people battling with Covid-19 infection has commenced the building of 10 oxygen tents in the state.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosed this after a closed doors meeting with the President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday.
The governor while speaking with State House correspondents said, Lagos State remains the epicentre of the virus in the country.
He said, ““COVID-19 is with us and it is not just something playing in their heads. We have seen, unfortunately, the fatality rate around the country, even in Lagos. One of the things we have realised is that a lot more people require oxygen attention; they need additional breathing aid. So, we have started building what we call oxygen tents.
“We are building about 10 of such facilities; we have inaugurated about four or five of them and we are also building proper oxygen plants, additional to oxygen plants in the state so that we can meet the respiratory requirements.”
The governor also spoke on how the state was making efforts to rebuild destroyed infrastructure in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests.
“It is work in progress. To take something down takes one day, to rebuild it takes 10 years. It is a journey, not a destination. And so, it is going to take a while. We are carefully taking a proper study to know what we need to do; taking our time to get it right but we have started something.” the governor said.