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  •  Enugu State Government says it has reached a collaborative agreement with the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority NSIA for the upgrade of the State Medical Diagnostic Centre Enugu for the treatment of cancer This is contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Health Dr Emmanuel Obi made available to newsmen in Enugu According to him hellip
    Enugu Govt collaborates with NSIA on Medical Diagnostic Centre
     Enugu State Government says it has reached a collaborative agreement with the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority NSIA for the upgrade of the State Medical Diagnostic Centre Enugu for the treatment of cancer This is contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Health Dr Emmanuel Obi made available to newsmen in Enugu According to him hellip
    Enugu Govt collaborates with NSIA on Medical Diagnostic Centre
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    Enugu Govt collaborates with NSIA on Medical Diagnostic Centre

    Enugu State Government says it has reached a collaborative agreement with the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) for the upgrade of the State Medical Diagnostic Centre, Enugu for the treatment of cancer.

    This is contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Health, Dr Emmanuel Obi, made available to newsmen in Enugu.

    According to him, the agreement is based on a comprehensive Diagnostic and Oncology (Cancer) treatment Centre.

    Obi disclosed that the State Executive Council (EXCO), sequel to the agreement, approved the evacuation of the existing equipment in the centre, as requested by NSIA to enable it to take over the health facility.

    He added that the SEC also approved that the evacuated equipment would be put to good use at ESUT Teaching Hospital, Parklane, Enugu and other hospitals in the state.

    The Health Commissioner also said that government “sees a greater opportunity for more efficient services to its citizens and beyond, through this collaboration”.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  An Enugu based philanthropist and real estate developer Mr Dave Ugwu on Wednesday donated medical equipment to Type 3 Healthcare Centre in Orba Udenu council area of Enugu State The equipment include two Neonatal incubators phototherapy machine two Radiant warmers portable Anesthetic machine among others Presenting the medical equipment to the state government at Orba Ugwu who hellip
    Philanthropist donates medical equipment to rural health centre in Enugu State
     An Enugu based philanthropist and real estate developer Mr Dave Ugwu on Wednesday donated medical equipment to Type 3 Healthcare Centre in Orba Udenu council area of Enugu State The equipment include two Neonatal incubators phototherapy machine two Radiant warmers portable Anesthetic machine among others Presenting the medical equipment to the state government at Orba Ugwu who hellip
    Philanthropist donates medical equipment to rural health centre in Enugu State
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    Philanthropist donates medical equipment to rural health centre in Enugu State

    An Enugu-based philanthropist and real estate developer, Mr Dave Ugwu on Wednesday donated medical equipment to Type-3 Healthcare Centre in Orba, Udenu council area of Enugu State.The equipment include two Neonatal incubators, phototherapy machine, two Radiant warmers, portable Anesthetic machine, among others.Presenting the medical equipment to the state government at Orba, Ugwu, who is the CEO of Dumaco Best Property Ltd, said the gesture was to complement efforts of the state Governor, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, in enhancing healthcare services in the state.“I am here to support Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s drive to make healthcare services available to the people of the state especially those in the rural communities.“His Excellency is doing well in the healthcare sector and other sectors in the state in spite of the state’s lean resources and nation’s economic challenges,” he added.The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Emmanuel Obi, who received the equipment, lauded Gov. Ugwuanyi for his administration’s commitment in providing medical facilities across all levels of healthcare services in the state.Obi stated this on Wednesday in Enugu when a good spirited indigene of the state and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dumaco Best Properties Limited, Sir Dave Ogbonnaya Ugwu, donated medical equipment to theHe said the Ugwuanyi’s huge investment to improved healthcare across the state had yielded the desired positive results.According to him, the preference of Gov. Ugwuanyi’s administration to provide quality, accessible and affordable healthcare services to the people of the state including those in the rural areas remains sacrosanct.Obi pointed out that the state government had equally made positive impacts in upgrading and equipping the secondary healthcare facilities in the state.The Commissioner disclosed that the governor initiated, constructed and equipped Type-3 Healthcare Centres in various local government areas of the state to boost healthcare services to rural dwellers.“This is in line with his administration’s rural development policy.“A lot of things have happened in the health sector of Enugu State including upgrading and equipping of general hospitals in the state.“The building of specialist hospitals such as the infectious disease and isolation treatment hospital that will help to ameliorate issues at any level in the state.“The list is endless, but there is nothing more touching than when you come down to the primary healthcare level, to the rural areas where we have the modern Type-3 hospitals like the one here at Orba, Udenu LGA,” the Commissioner said.Obi commended the donor, who is an indigene of Orba, for his patriotism and steadfastness in complementing the efforts of Ugwuanyi’s administration in providing medical equipment for the hospital.He, however disclosed that the primary health facility had carried out sensitive medical practices such as caesarean section, among others.The climax of the event was the payment of medical bills of some discharged indigent nursing mothers who had caesarean section delivery at the hospital, by the Enugu State government, following their inability to pay the bills.NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Enugu State Government on Wednesday embarked on vaccination and fumigation of Ette and Umuopu communities in Igbo Eze North Local Government Area where yellow fever killed scores of residents This was contained in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Health Dr Emmanuel Obi He said that the vaccination and fumigation was carried out following the confirmation of the yellow hellip
    Yellow Fever: Enugu State govt embarks on mass vaccination, fumigation of communities
     Enugu State Government on Wednesday embarked on vaccination and fumigation of Ette and Umuopu communities in Igbo Eze North Local Government Area where yellow fever killed scores of residents This was contained in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Health Dr Emmanuel Obi He said that the vaccination and fumigation was carried out following the confirmation of the yellow hellip
    Yellow Fever: Enugu State govt embarks on mass vaccination, fumigation of communities
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    Yellow Fever: Enugu State govt embarks on mass vaccination, fumigation of communities

    Enugu State Government on Wednesday embarked on vaccination and fumigation of Ette and Umuopu communities in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area where yellow fever killed scores of residents.

    This was contained in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Emmanuel Obi.

    He said that the vaccination and fumigation was carried out following the confirmation of the yellow fever outbreak in the area.

    Obi said that the state government had began Active Case Surveillance to obtain necessary information on the epidemic for further decision making.

    He confirmed that the vaccination and fumigation was carried out by a medical team from the State Ministry of Health.

    ”The team was led by the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Obi and Officers of the Enugu State Fire Service, led by the Chief Fire Officer, Mr Okwudiri Ohaa, ” he said.

    Obi added that the government had prepositioned General Hospital Ogrute in Enugu Ezike, and have commenced treatment with Ambulance Service for Emergency.

    The Commissioner said that the state government had constituted Multi-Sectorial Technical Working Group for the Yellow Fever Epidemic.

    He noted that the state government had embarked on risk communication in the affected communities, and had formally notified the Federal Ministry of Health and the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

    Also the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), and the National Arbovirus and Vectors Research Centre for a sustained response since Yellow Fever has also been reported in other states in Nigeria.

    Obi disclosed that the measures were in compliance with the directives of Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State and in line with laid down guidelines to combat such epidemic.

    He thanked traditional rulers, religious leaders, Presidents General of Town Unions, other stakeholders and the good people of Enugu State who had, in so many ways, contributed to the expedited response to the epidemic in Enugu State.

    The Commissioner, therefore, advised the public not to be vaccinated twice against the pandemic.

    He said that Yellow Fever was transmitted through mosquito bites and urged the public to remove its breeding sites around them.

    ”Once you are not feeling well, please visit a nearby hospital,” Obi advised.


    Edited By: Saidu Adamu/Maureen Atuonwu
    Source: NAN

  •  Palliative FG donates medical items to Enugu State GovernmentDonationEnugu 10 2020 The Federal Government through Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals SDGs has donated medical equipment to Enugu State Government Mrs Mabel Agbo Enugu State Commissioner for Special Duties and Sustainable Development Goals SDGs presented the items on Tuesday hellip
    Palliative: FG donates medical items to Enugu State Government
     Palliative FG donates medical items to Enugu State GovernmentDonationEnugu 10 2020 The Federal Government through Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals SDGs has donated medical equipment to Enugu State Government Mrs Mabel Agbo Enugu State Commissioner for Special Duties and Sustainable Development Goals SDGs presented the items on Tuesday hellip
    Palliative: FG donates medical items to Enugu State Government
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    Palliative: FG donates medical items to Enugu State Government

    Palliative: FG donates medical items to Enugu State Government

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    Enugu, 10, 2020 The Federal Government through Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), has donated medical equipment to Enugu State Government.

    Mrs Mabel Agbo, Enugu State Commissioner for Special Duties and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), presented the items on Tuesday in Enugu, on behalf of the Federal Government.

    “Today, SDGs formally presents 12 cartons of face masks, 100 automated hospital beds, 100 bed side lockers, 100 pillows and others to Enugu State Government as palliative from the Federal Government,’’ Agbo said.

    Receiving the equipment on behalf of Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Prof. Emmanuel Obi, Commissioner for Health commended the Federal Government and SDGs for the gesture.

    “It is my honour and on behalf of the Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and the people of the state say, thank you to President Muhamadu Buhari.

    “We will ensure that this items are used for the good of the people of the state,’’ Obi said.


    Edited By: Kabir Muhammad/Obike Ukoh
    Source: NAN

  •  Enugu State Government has confirmed incidences of unusual deaths in two communities of Igbo Eze North Local Government Area of the state The Commissioner for Health Prof Emmanuel Obi made the confirmation in a statement on Thursday in Enugu Obi said that there had been a number of deaths suggestive of a disease of public health importance in hellip
    Enugu State Government confirms incidences of unusual deaths in two communities
     Enugu State Government has confirmed incidences of unusual deaths in two communities of Igbo Eze North Local Government Area of the state The Commissioner for Health Prof Emmanuel Obi made the confirmation in a statement on Thursday in Enugu Obi said that there had been a number of deaths suggestive of a disease of public health importance in hellip
    Enugu State Government confirms incidences of unusual deaths in two communities
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    Enugu State Government confirms incidences of unusual deaths in two communities

    Enugu State Government has confirmed incidences of unusual deaths in two communities of Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of the state.

    The Commissioner for Health, Prof. Emmanuel Obi made the confirmation in a statement on Thursday in Enugu.

    Obi said that there had been a number of deaths suggestive of a disease of public health importance in the area.

    The communities are Ette Uno and Umuopu of Enugu Ezike.

    The commissioner said that the State Ministry of Health had collected samples from patients and sent to the National Reference Laboratory for investigation.

    “On-the-spot-check and outbreak investigation have revealed a number of deaths from an illness which symptoms are suggestive of a disease of public health importance.

    “The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has been informed and is collaborating with the ministry to investigate and control the reports,” he said.

    Obi urged members of the public not to panic as the ministry was handling the emergency.

    When contacted, the council Chairman, Mr Williams Ejike, said the unusual deaths were noticed in the two communities in October.

    Ejike however, said that the people of the area had until early November thought that the deaths were normal.

    “Two days ago they said we should send samples of those that are sick or got in contact with the disease.

    “Yesterday, they called me and said that they are suspecting Lassa Fever and the state government sent an ambulance to take the people to the treatment center in Abakaliki,” he said.

    The chairman said that contrary to the information that no fewer than 57 persons had died,” there is no confirmed number yet.”

    Ejike said that the council had arranged for a stakeholders meeting with the officials of World Health Organisation (WHO) and the state health ministry to sensitise the people of the area.


    Edited By: Maureen Atuonwu
    Source: NAN