“We Have Spent N3Billion In The Fight Against COVID-19,” Says A’Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel

By Chinenye Festus:-
Governor Udom Emmanuel Of Akwa Ibom State has revealed that the Akwa Ibom state government has so far invested over N3billion in ensuring citizens survive the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the governor, in order to ensure that Akwa Ibomites can access the best health care, three more containers filled with medicals equipment and supplies have been acquired and delivered to the state.
The governor stated this while addressing Akwa Ibom residents in a citizens’ feedback programme, streamed on both electronic and social media platforms on Saturday, July 25.
He also added that food items have been procured for the second round of palliatives distribution to the very poor across the 31 local government areas of the state.
“Government is building a new oxygen plant at the Isolation Center, Ituk Mbang that would attend to 300 patients simultaneously, as well as building a state-of-the-art toilet tissue factory and others,” he stated.
The governor further announced that his administration intends to up the ante in providing accessible and affordable medicare to Akwa Ibom people everywhere in the state.
He said his government is ensuring that both suspected and confirmed cases are fed and treated free of charge throughout their stay in the hospital.
He also said all 43 cottage and general hospitals have been provided with basic COVID-19 training and kits to improve the handling of cases before they are transferred to isolation centers.
In addition, a new PCR laboratory has been completed and is awaiting the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) certification. Governor Emmanuel is known for his massive investments in health care.

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