The Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has highlighted the efforts his administration has continued to make to include the outbreak of COVID-19 within the state with a view to flatten the curve, describing the state as the one one with 16-Modular GenXpert gear and highest testing capability in the whole South East area.
Dr. Ikpeazu who acknowledged this through the commissioning of the Abia Care Middle – a 50-Mattress Isolation facility with Molecular Laboratory donated by the Involved Abia Professionals to the Federal Medical Middle, Umuahia, disclosed that the survival fee on the State owned isolation facility in Amachara is greater than 99% making the State a kind of with the best COVID-19 survival charges within the nation.
The Governor represented by his Deputy, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu, additional disclosed that the State Authorities supplied a complete of 209 absolutely outfitted mattress areas for isolation and remedy of COVID-19 sufferers in each Amachara, Umuahia and Aba together with a holding facility at Amachara whereas there’s, at the very least, one pattern assortment centre in all 17 LGAs of the State with skilled surveillance group.
He acknowledged that on the two main testing facilities situated in each Umuahia and Aba, Authorities deployed two items of 4 modular GenXpert and one PCR Machine in Umuahia and a 16-modular GenXpert gear in Aba.
The State Chief Govt additionally stated that with the affirmation of the index circumstances of Covid-19 at FMC Umuahia, the State Authorities, aside from mobilizing essential gear and assets to help the hospital, additionally put in place a particular allowance for the Frontline employees skilled by NCDC together with the State Authorities that managed the response.
Dr. Ikpeazu used the discussion board to announce that the federal government in 2017 established a first-of-its-kind telehealth facility within the State which served because the communication and response heart within the combat in opposition to Covid-19 and have since expanded accessible providers on the heart to incorporate on-line medical session through video between affected person and physician by a particular utility developed within the State.
The Governor additional disclosed that to additional cushion the impact of the lockdown on the folks, the administration distributed eight rounds of palliatives to residents together with meals gadgets, protecting gear and money to weak individuals by channels just like the State geriatric providers’ company, non secular organizations, city unions, girls teams, bodily challenged teams, pupil our bodies, market unions, street transport unions and native authorities authorities.
He recommended the initiator of the Abia Care Middle undertaking, Mrs Ngozi Ekeoma, and her group, for the work they’ve accomplished in establshing the undertaking within the State and warranted that Authorities will do all the things in its energy to help FMC Umuahia to make sure that the power is put into good use. Applauding non-public and public organizations which have supported the state within the combat in opposition to the virus, the Governor additionally recommended the frontline employees who made sacrifices to make sure that the folks of the state had been shielded from the virus.
Earlier in his tackle, the Minister of State for Well being, Senator Dr. Adeleke Mamora, whereas lauding the synergy between the Federal and State Governments, Abians within the Diaspora and different professionals for coming collectively to help authorities by selfless providers, thanked all that contributed to the success of the undertaking together with the CMD of FMC Umuahia, Dr Onyebuchi Azubuike, for his efforts in making the brand new heart a actuality.
Of their remarks, the Senator representing Abia South Senatorial District. Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe and Member representing Ikwuano/Umuahia Federal Constituency, Chief Sam Onuigbo, described the undertaking as a reminder of the necessity for Abians to be patriotic and put Abia frist in no matter they do in addition to be keen about her improvement. They recommended the dedication of members of involved Abia Professionals in delivering the undertaking.
Additionally talking, the Director-Common, Nigerian Middle for Illness Management, NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu stated the profitable commissioning of the brand new Abia Care Middle for Covid-19 sufferers and people of different illnesses exemplified the true spirit of Abians rallying spherical their State no matter political variations for the widespread good of the folks.
Earlier, in her tackle, the initiator of the Abia Care Middle, Mrs. Ngozi Ekeoma stated she was led to undertake the undertaking sited in FMC Umuahia within the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessity for Abians and all to offer again to the society by being patriotic, and lauded all that contributed to the success of the undertaking which is able to function a benchmark for the replication of extra of such tasks within the State.
Spotlight of the event included the commissioning and signing of MOU between Involved Abia Professionals and FMC Umuahia,