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COVID 19: Anambra receives 58,000 vaccine doses, records 101 fresh cases

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COVID 19: Anambra receives 58,000 vaccine doses, records 101 fresh cases

Anambra state Governor, Willie Obiano has warned people of the state against violation of the COVID 19 protocols, especially as the election campaigns and new yam festivals begin.

He announced that in the last two weeks a total of 101 fresh cases have been recorded in the state.

Speaking shortly after commissioning of Mother and Child Referral Center Amaku, Obiano stressed that COVID 19 pandemic is not gone.

He said the state has taken delivery of 58,000 doses of the phase two vaccines and has vaccinated 62 persons for the first phase.

He further disclosed that a total of 446 Primary Health Centers have so far been uploaded in the 21 local government areas of the state.

Commissioner for Health, Dr Vincent Okpala noted that the Referral Center sponsored by Cheveron Nigeria Ltd is part of the N13.1billion cooperate social responsibility of the oil firm which the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital benefited.

He noted that the health facility would go a long way in saving people of the state and neighboring states in the South East the trouble of the traveling far to seek medical attention.

On his part, Chairman Anambra state Primary Health Care Development Agency Prof Okechukwu Ogbuagu said more of such health centers are still being renovated and upgraded to meet the health needs of the people in the rural areas.

He confirmed that the state has taken delivery of 58,000 doses of COVID 19 Vaccines for phase 2 adding that a total of 62 persons have been vaccinated for the first phase.

Also speaking, Cheif Medical Director of Nnamd Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Dr Josephat Akabuike announced that the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital has graduated five sets of Medical Doctors.

He said the hospital has built and completed 150 bedded hostel and that the obstetrics gynecology, pediatrics, surgery Community medicine department has been accredited.

Profile: From Ozuitem, Bende Local government Area of Anambra State. Political science (B. Sc) from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka & Business Administration (Diploma) from the University of Calabar. Email him at elekwachinedum@yahoo.com

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