As part of measures to ensure unhindered communication and prompt emergency response in the fight against the coronavirus, MainOne has connected the Lagos COVID-19 Command Centre with some health and all isolation facilities in the state.
This, according to the company, would facilitate effective monitoring, communication and response, as Lagos State battles to curb the pandemic.
“MainOne’s CSR solution will ensure that the State Government, health officials and doctors on the frontline battling the pandemic are well connected with each other and to the rest of the world,” the company said in a statement made available to Daily Trust in Lagos.
It added that the company has provided high-speed internet access as well as managed wi-fi services to the five (5) isolation and command centres spread across the state including Yaba, Ikeja, Gbagada, Lagos Island and Ikoyi, in addition to the State’s Command Centre, being managed by the Lagos State Government and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
“The Command Centre plays a critical role in enabling the Government to monitor the spread of the disease, using algorithms, data analytics and surveys to localize the spread and update stakeholders on the current COVID-19 situation in Nigeria.
“The enhanced connectivity will provide a platform for exchanging up-to-date scientific findings and knowledge on the disease with colleagues around the world, positioning Nigeria as partners in the global fight against the pandemic,” the statement added.
Commenting on the company’s gesture, Funmike Olayera, Sales Manager Public Sector, MainOne said, “We understand that our healthcare centres are our first line of defence. We appreciate the work the healthcare workers, the Lagos State Government and the NCDC are putting in to ensure we curtail the spread of the virus in Nigeria.
“As a communications company, we understand how critical technology is to solving the world’s challenges and we are happy to partner with Lagos State Government to keep Nigerians safe.
“For these reasons, we will continue to do our part in supporting the Government’s effort to stop the spread of the virus in the country and ensure any infected Nigerians are properly cared for.”
It would be recalled that MainOne had last December launched its submarine cable in Cote d’Ivoire to facilitate world-class connectivity infrastructure availability and accessibility.