Posted by News Express | 6 May 2020 | 229 times
By CHARLES IWUOHA
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State said on Tuesday that his administration designated and repurposed the state-of-art Enugu Medical Diagnostic facility to enhance the state’s preparedness and capacity for isolation and treatment of Coronavirus Disease patients, “should the state experience its proliferation.”
Ugwuanyi added that the state government, apart from designating the edifice as COVID-19 isolation and treatment centre, has also provided 100 modern hospital beds with mattresses, pillows and beddings, 100 drip stands, 100 bedside lockers, 100 over-bed tables and 100 ward screens, among others.
Speaking when the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID), came to donate some additional medical items to the isolation and treatment centre at the Medical Diagnostic facility, the Governor disclosed that his administration in the wake of the pandemic “quickly constituted a robust and well resourced State Multi-Sectoral Rapid Response Team, activated the State Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) and established three Isolation and Treatment Centres in Enugu and Nsukka.”
He expressed appreciation to the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 for “complementing our modest efforts through their invaluable support”, saying that “CACOVID truly understands that we can only win this war together; as a people; as a country and as mankind”.
Earlier in her remark, the representative of CACOVID, a joint initiative of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and private sector leaders, Chiaka Mbagwu, who is the Regional Head, United Bank for Africa Plc, Enugu and Ebonyi states, lauded Governor Ugwuanyi “for setting out unprecedented steps towards achieving the COVID-19 free situation in Enugu State.”
Mbagwu also commended “the health sector of the State for all the sacrifice and dedication during this period, noting that the private sector’s support to the State Government’s existing facility was a demonstration of their commitment to combat COVID-19 in the state and the country.
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