Update on Gov. Ugwuanyi’s imprints in the healthcare sector of Enugu State
The ongoing massive construction works at the permanent site of Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) Teaching Hospital and College of Medicine, Igbo-Eno, are among the landmark projects of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s administration that are receiving serious attention in spite of the state’s limited resources and other unanticipated challenges.
The infrastructural projects going on simultaneously at the permanent site include the ESUT Teaching Hospital complex; 2 nos. 12-classroom faculty buildings; 2 nos. 10-classroom faculty buildings and 2 nos. 8-classroom faculty buildings, for the ESUT College of Medicine, which has been duly relocated to Nsukka, and industrial water borehole projects.
The Type-3 Primary Healthcare Centres in 7 Local Government Areas of Enugu State, have been delivered to standard by the Ugwuanyi administration while the construction of modern Cottage hospitals with Isolation wings in Awgu, Oji River, Udenu and Igbo Eze North LGAs are nearing completion, in line with its vision to provide quality, accessible and affordable healthcare services especially in the rural communities.
Enugu State is in the hands of God!
COVID-19: FG Returns Curfew, Restriction On Mass Gatherings – See Protocols And Restrictions
The Federal Government has re-introduced a nationwide 12am to 4am curfew as part of efforts to curtail further spread of COVID-19.
The National Incident Manager, Mukhtar Mohammed, disclosed this at a press briefing of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 in Abuja.
Mohammed said the curfew would take effect from midnight on Monday, May 10.
He also said with effect from Tuesday, night clubs, gyms, and others would remain closed till further notice.
He said gatherings of religious groups and weddings among others have been reduced to 50 percent attendance, while official engagements, meetings, and conferences should continue to hold virtually.
Protocols And Restrictions
As part of measures aimed at preventing the spread of deadly strains of COVID-19 in the country, the Federal Government on Monday extended its work-from-home directive for civil servants on Grade Level 12 and below; amid other protocols and restrictions directives.
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Akeredolu: 124,817 Pregnant Women Living With HIV In Ondo
Ondo Government, yesterday, said no fewer than 124,817 pregnant women have tested positive for HIV between 2017 till date in the state.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu disclosed this at the launch of HIV Treatment Surge campaign in the state organized by APIN Public Health Initiatives in collaboration with CDC Nigeria and United States government. He said out of the infected pregnant women, 926 have accessed elimination of Mother-To-Child-Transmission of the disease..
He expressed the readiness of his administration to rid the state of HIV/AIDS.
The governor, represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mrs Oladunni Odu said the launch of HIV treatment surge campaign was another first of its kind in the state.
The governor also disclosed that almost two million condom caplets had been distributed in the state since 2017 till date.
“Our government places premium on improved living standard of our people, where they live, work and play. It is our avowed determination to put a stop to all forms of preventable morbidity and mortality.
“The HIV pandemic requires us to open our eyes and not dismiss HIV infection as someone else issue. It requires us to open our arms to people living with HIV and give them our solidarity and support. I call on all international partners, Civil Society Organizations, religious bodies and other stakeholders to continue to join hands with government in order to achieve the ultimate goal.
“As a people-oriented government, we shall continue to provide the enabling social and policy environment to facilitate HIV/AIDS intervention programmes,” he added.
U.S Consul General in Nigeria, Claire Pierangelo said the programme is helping to identify people living with HIV and place those identified on free life-saving treatment.
Pierangelo urged the Ondo State government to eliminate all fees charged by healthcare facilities for nonessential services.
Resident Doctors Suspend Nationwide Strike.
The National Association of Resident Doctors has suspended its ten days old strike.
The National President of the Association, Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, confirmed this in a chat with Vanguard on Saturday.
He said the strike was suspended due to their responsibility to Nigerians and that the Federal government had met some of their demands.
According to him, the strike was suspended after a series of long hours of meetings with various stakeholders in the health sector.
“We have suspended the strike to show our patriotism to Nigerians. The government has met some of our demands and they have assured us that all our needs will be met. We are working on a press statement to that effect.
“Tomorrow we will be having a press conference,” he stated.
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