ANAMBRA PROGRESSIVES HANDS OVER ULTRAMODERN MEDICAL AND ISOLATION CENTRE TO NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL (NAUTH)
The efforts of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) Nnewi in fighting the novel COVID-19 and other deadly infectious diseases received a major boost on Saturday as Anambra Progressives, a group of passionate and committed prominent citizens convened by the Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District, Senator Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah handed over a new ultramodern medical and isolation centre to the institution.
Speaking at the colourful event, the group convener, Senator Ubah thanked its members for their uncommon philanthropic gesture and cooperation exhibited by the team which ensured that the project was completed in due time and successfully delivered. Senator Ubah emphasized that the centre is one of the three health projects championed by the group. He stated that two other ultramodern medical and isolation centres were located in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka and Nwafor Orizu College Education Nsugbe. Senator Ubah stated that the one domiciled at the Awka campus is nearing completion and will be commissioned in few weeks to come.
In his reaction, the Chairman of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Board of Management, Chief Ezekiel Afukonyo commended the group for playing a very important role in promoting good health in the society. The Board Chairman further expressed joy on the mutual cooperation exhibited by the Progressives and urged them to keep on keeping on.
Also speaking the Chief Medical Director of NAUTH, Prof. Igwegbe stated that the health services of the institution will be greatly improved by the availability of the ultramodern medical and isolation centre. He stated that the facility put in place will be judiciously utilized for the purpose for which it was set up. Prof. Igwegbe said that the cardinal role of UNIZIK as an institution is teaching, research and community service, the scholar eulogized the team of Anambra progressives for their thoughtful move in ensuring that facilities that will boost the health sector of the state is made available to its citizenry.
Present at the occasion were the Honourable Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, represented by Dr. Obinna Onodugo (Chief Medical Director, UNTH); Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, represented by the Chairman Senate Committee on Health, Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe; Director General, The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, represented Dr. Evaristus Aniaku; Provost College of Health Science, Prof. Nneka Agbakoba, Director Academic Planning, Prof. Joseph Ikechebelu and The Traditional Ruler of Nnewi, H.R.H Igwe K.O.N Orizu.