Former football star Didier Drogba has offered his hospital in his native Ivory Coast as a treatment centre for novel coronavirus patients, local press reported.
The Didier Drogba Foundation opened the hospital in the 42-year-old’s hometown of Abidjan in 2016. The infirmary is named after Ivory Coast footballer Laurent Pokou.
The head of Abidjan’s regional council, Vincent Toh Bi Irie, thanked Drogba for the patriotic move and said the hospital will be very useful in the fight against the virus once it is functional.
The government recently announced that 13 hospitals in Abidjan and 45 in the country will be used as COVID-19 centers. Since March 11, when the first coronavirus case was reported in the country, 574 people have been diagnosed with the illness, 85 of which have recovered while five have died.
Anadolu / Talk Sport