Uzodimma commissions Imo State University Teaching Hospital Isolation Centre at Orlu

The Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has commissioned a 100-bed Isolation Centre at Imo State University Teaching Hospital (IMSUTH), Orlu.

The centre, donated by Access Bank Plc and described as first class by the governor, will take care of all Covid-19 cases and other diseases in the state.

At the event, the governor said that Imo State was lucky, unlike other states, not to have recorded any casualty from Covid-19.

He thanked Access Bank Plc for their gesture and advised Imolites to continue to observe the pandemic protocols of hand washing, use of sanitizers, face mask and social distancing as a way of staying safe from the pandemic.

The governor seized the opportunity to explain to IMSUTH personnel why their salary has not been paid, promising that as soon as the authorities do what is expected of them, the salary will be credited to their accounts electronically.

Earlier, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Damaris Osunkwo, thanked the Governor for giving the Ministry the support to ensure that Imo is free from Covid -19 pandemic.

She further said for effective service delivery, the Ministry has been able to train 270 Health Workers at the State Level, 2,204 at the local government level, and 4860 community mobilizers who are in the field sensitizing people.

Imo State Chairman of Covid-19 Task Force, Prof. Maurice Iwu, said that the centre was the best as all the facilities therein were all brand new and not refurbished.
He thanked Governor Uzodimma for giving Imo State the best of protections through his approach to the curbing of the disease.

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