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Abia group builds 50-bed isolation centre

Abia group builds 50-bed isolation centre
October 08
09:34 2020

The Concerned Abia Professionals says a 50-bed isolation centre it built in Abia state is ready for inauguration.

The group said in a statement on Tuesday the facility, which has a molecular laboratory, will be inaugurated on October 11.

Adeleke Mamora, minister of state for health, will inaugurate the centre while Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia state governor, will be the chief host of the event.

Dignitaries expected to grace the occasion are Enyinnaya Abaribe, Alex Otti, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, Uche Ogah, Gregory Ibe, E. E. Ekeoma, Uzor Kalu, Elder U. K. Eke, Uduma Kalu, Mao Ohuabunwa, and Chris Nkwonta.

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Others are Ogba Onuoha, Austin Akobundu, Johnson Chukwu, Chidi Ajaegbu, Goddy Ijomah, Godfrey Ohuabunwa, Etigwe Uwa, and Eziuche Ubani.

Mary Ikoku, a member of the project implementation committee, added in the statement that the facility will ensure “adequate emergency care” for the residents amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“To commission the project is the Minister of State for Health, Senator Adeleke Mamora, while Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, is the chief host,” the statement read. 

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“The aim of the project is to ensure Abia citizens get adequate emergency healthcare services in the event of a pandemic as well as to guarantee the state’s readiness for any eventuality from COVID-19 in the state.

“The health facility will also assist the state government in the fight against the pandemic.”

The group said the health facility is dedicated to all those who died during the pandemic.

Ngozi Ekeoma, who initiated the project, was quoted as saying: “This project is a clear demonstration of the deep love we have for our state.”

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