COVID-19: NCDC Satisfied with Enugu State Government’s Efforts

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has commended the efforts by the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State over efforts towards prevention and control of infectious diseases in the state.

NCDC satisfied with Enugu State Government's effortsThe officials of the NCDC have been in the state in the last one week in response to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

The team on Tuesday visited Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State at the Government House, Enugu.

The NCDC team was led to the Government House by Tajudeen Arowolo.

After an interactive session with Gov. Ugwuanyi and the leader of the State Multi-Sectoral Rapid Response Team, Dr. Ifeanyi Agujiobi, NCDC expressed satisfaction with the proactive safety measures put in place by the Enugu State Government to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

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The measures, as observed by the NCDC team, include the activation of three Isolation centres in Enugu and Nsukka.

NCDC satisfied with Enugu State Government's effortsOthers are the ongoing massive reconstruction and rehabilitation of Colliery Hospital Enugu to be dedicated as an Infectious Disease Isolation and Treatment Centre, the closure of all educational institutions, markets, land boundaries, among others, to achieve the social distancing protocol as well as the decontamination and fumigation of the state.

The NCDC team praised Gov. Ugwuanyi for the tremendous support he is giving to the State Multi-Sectoral Rapid Response Team to effectively discharge their duties, pointing out that “they (the Response Team) are in high spirit”.

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The NCDC officials added that what they met on ground when they arrived Enugu was also commendable.

The team promised to make recommendations to its National body on how to further support the State response team in the discharge of her duties.

Other members of the NCDC team are Prof. Kabir Sabittu, Deacon Chinenye Nwaekpe, Amedu Michael Onoja and Dr. Adeke Azuka.


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