COVID-19 : Enugu State Governor Officially Opened the Medical Diagnostic Center
The Enugu State Governor, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has officially opened the Medical Diagnostic center, which was specially designated for the COVID-19 as isolation/treatment centre in the state.
Chief Ugwuanyi who cut the ribbon for the opening of the centre for use said that his administration designated and repurposed the facility at its state-of-the-art medical diagnostic centre to enhance the state’s preparedness and capacity for isolation and treatment of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) patients.
He 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 overbed tables and 100 ward screens, among others.
Chief Ugwuanyi further commended the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19, CACOVID, for its support by providing additional medical equipments for the isolation and treatment Centre.
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.
Earlier in her remark, the representative of CACOVID, Mrs. Chiaka Mbagwu, thanked the governor for setting out unprecedented steps towards achieving the COVID-19 free situation in Enugu State”.
Mrs. Mbagwu also commended “the health sector especially of Enugu State for all the sacrifice and dedication during this period”, noting that the private sector’s support to the Enugu State Government’s existing facility was a demonstration of their commitment to combat COVID-19 in the state and the country.