Anambra state government has commissioned the renovated and equipped Umueri COVID-19 Protective Centre.
The protective centre, located within the Umueri General Hospital, Anambra East Local Government Area, was equipped to standard by the access bank.
The centre has one hundred beds, Oxygen Cylinders, Ventilators, Thermometers, Wheelchairs, Air-conditioners and Refrigerators among other equipment.
A statement by Governor Willie Obiano while Commissioning the project commends the Access Bank for its support which according to him has added to the numerous efforts of the state government in combating Coronavirus pandemic and called on more cooperate bodies to emulate such gesture.
According to the statement Governor Obiano who regretted that the state had recently recorded the second case of the virus, advised Ndi Anambra to always adhere strictly to preventive measures, especially regular washing of hands, use of face mask, maintaining social distancing and avoiding public gathering to be safe and alive.
Contributing, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Vincent Okpala described the facility as standard, adding that the centre would go a long way in assisting the fight against the deadly disease.
On his part, the Access Bank Regional Manager for Anambra state, Mr. Uchenna Idoko said the gesture was aimed at assisting the state government’s efforts in fighting the spread of COVID-19 as well as ensuring that no life is lost to the virus.