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Prof. Iwu to Head Committee on Prevention of COVID-19 in Imo

By Martin Okorowu, The Nigerian Voice, Owerri
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The Imo State Government under the leadership of Gov. Hope Uzodinma has constituted a 9-Man Committee on Prevention of Coronavirus in Imo.

According to a press release signed by the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Uzodinma, Prof Maurice Iwu is to head this committee as Chairman with other members which include:

°Dr. Okeji Austin (Ministry of Health) - Member/Secretary

°Dr. Kingsley Achigbu (Fed Medical Centre - Member

°Dr. Uduji Uchenna (Imo Specialist Hospital) - Member

°Dr. Duru Chukwuma JP (IMSUTH) - Member
°Prof. Isiah Ibe, (Med. Lab, University of Benin - Member

°Miss Nkem Chimeze Ijere, (Public Health) - Member

°DR. Chimezie Iwuala - Member
°Dr. Kyrian Duruewuru (Chairman NMA-Imo Chapter) - Member

Governor Uzodimma took this initiative to forestall the spread of the disease now ravaging many parts of the world stating that Government took this step as a proactive measure even as Imo has not recorded any case of COVID-19 infection yet.

In the wake of the outbreak of the Coronavirus, Governor Uzodimma had directed the Ministry of Health to activate all platforms, including emergency response measures with the procurement of protective equipment, enhanced border surveillance, community enlightenment and distribution of sanitisers.

The governor has always insisted that the health of the Imo people is critical to his administration’s policy thrust; hence, no stone would be left unturned in ensuring a healthy state under his watch.