Gov inaugurates Enugu infectious disease hospital
GovernorIfeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has inaugurated the state Infectious Disease Hospital, formerly the Colliery Hospital Enugu.
The hospital was reconstructed and remodelled by Ugwuanyi’s administration with new buildings and facilities for isolation and treatment of patients with infectious diseases.
This came as the governor is set to also inaugurate some flagship projects of his administration on Friday to mark the successful end of his eight-year tenure on May 29.
The projects for inauguration include: the first flyover located at T-Junction, Nike Lake Road Enugu; the 5,000-seater Township Stadium, Nsukka; remodelled Old Government Lodge, Government Reserved Area (GRA), Enugu, with an annex; a state-of-the-art Banquet Hall; 10 units of executive guest house and 24 units of guest flats for routine state government guests; state Secretariat Annex and a Conference Centre at Nsukka, comprising multiple halls, indoor activity hubs and recreational facilities; and the newly constructed Nsukka Press Centre at Nsukka Council.
Inaugurating the hospital in Enugu, Ugwuanyi disclosed that construction of the edifice was part of proactive efforts of his administration and that of the multi-sectoral team on COVID-19, following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease in the state, in 2020, to address outbreak of infectious diseases in the state.
The governor said the hospital is a signature facility of the state government, which would serve as a rallying facility for treatment of emerging infectious public health diseases.
Ugwuanyi stressed that the facility will help bring diagnostic and therapeutic excellence to bear, in line with international best practices.