The Federal Government has reacted to the protests at isolation centres for COVID-19 patients.
The protests had been largely centred around poor facilities and feeding, the latest being in Gombe State.
Speaking on the development on Thursday, the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, called on state governments to improve on the state of the isolation centres.
Ehanire, who spoke at the daily briefing of the Presidential Committee on COVID-19, said the Federal Government would mandate states to improve the conditions of the isolation centres because of the complaints about the poor feeding and living conditions.
He said: “We are increasing our intensive care units beds and ventilators.
“We have some on order and we are also getting from countries.
“The United States President promised Nigeria some ventilators.
“We also got a letter that the government of China is sending us another load of relief materials to attend to COVID-19.
“So it is a question of fixing them, particularly in our teaching hospitals and federal medical centres.
“Without drawing any conclusion, the number of persons who have required ventilators so far is very few.
“The fatalities arising from COVID-19 are overwhelmingly connected to pre-existing conditions such as kidney disease, high blood pressure, cancer and tuberculosis.
“They are connected to age and underlying conditions.”