Covid-19:Private school owner reject FG’s plan to convert dormitories to isolation centers.
Speaking at the briefing of the presidential task force on Covid-19 on may 28th, Osagie Ehanire, minister of health asked schools and hotels to be prepared in the event of a shortage of bed spaces for patients.
He said we need to continue increasing bed capacity to match the probable number of patients that we do not experience horrific scenes of bed space shortages seen in some European hospitals, he also said schools and hotels should be prepared in case of overflow, they might be used as isolation centers.
However, in a statement on sunday,the private school owners rejected the idea. Yomi Otubela NAPPS president said he doesn’t know how many of the western countries whose methods we are copying use schools as isolation centers,I have not seen any.
We should copy and copy rightly,schools are meant for children and we should not use them for a purpose that will make them lose interest in schooling.private school owners will never allow the use of their facilities for isolation centers.
He urged the government to consider converting large expanses of land and abandoned facilities as isolation centers.