Uzodinma orders reactivation of health institutions
Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma has directed that all the health platforms in the state be reactivated.
A statement yesterday evening signed by his Chief Press Secretary/Media Adviser, Oguwike Nwachukwu, said: “Governor Hope Uzodinma has ordered the activation of all health platforms to protect Imo citizens against the dreaded disease.
“With the governor’s directives, Imolites are assured that the health system has enough capacity to promptly diagnose the disease. However, the citizens have been advised to avoid crowded locations, observe cough etiquette, regular washing of hands with sanitisers and report any suspected case to the nearest health facility.
“As part of measures to contain the disease, the State Ministry of Health, through the Public Health Department and the Primary Healthcare Agency, has instituted robust emergency response measures with the procurement and pre-repositioning of personal protective equipment, enhanced border surveillance, community awareness and mobilisation, distribution of hand sanitisers together with clinicians/other health workers sensitisation.
“…Government reiterates her commitment to proactively ensure that all Imolites are adequately protected in the face of the challenges posed by the coronavirus.”