Gov. Ugwuanyi inaugurates Enugu State Infectious Disease Hospital


By Alex Enebeli

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Enugu, May 25, 2023 Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Thursday, inaugurated the Enugu State Infectious Disease Hospital, formerly the Colliery Hospital, Enugu.

The hospital was reconstructed and remodelled by Gov. Ugwuanyi’s administration with the construction of new buildings and facilities for isolation and treatment of patients with infectious diseases.

This was unveiled as Gov. Ugwuanyi is set to also inaugurate some other flagship projects of his administration on Friday to mark the successful end of his eight-year tenure on May 29.

The projects for inauguration include the first flyover bridge to be constructed by Enugu State Government, located at T-Junction, Nike Lake Road, Enugu; the 5,000-seat Township Stadium, Nsukka, and the remodelled Old Government Lodge, GRA, Enugu, with the construction of an annex, a state-of-the-art banquet hall.

Others are 10 units of executive guest house and 24 units of guest flats for routine guests of the state government; befitting State Secretariat Annex, Conference Centre at Nsukka, comprising multiple halls, indoor activity hubs and recreational facilities; and the newly-constructed Nsukka Press Centre.

Inaugurating the Enugu State Infectious Disease Hospital in Enugu, Gov. Ugwuanyi disclosed that the massive and aggressive construction and reconstruction of the edifice was part of the proactive efforts of his administration to improve the health sector in the state.

The governor said that the hospital was a signature facility of the state government put in place by his administration to serve as a rallying facility for the treatment of all emerging infectious public health diseases.

Gov. Ugwuanyi who stated that “the Enugu State Infectious Disease Hospital, Enugu, stands tall in East of the Niger”, stressed that “the state-of-the-art facilities in place will help bring diagnostic and therapeutic excellence to bear in line with international best practices.”

He also approved the donation of a brand-new fully fitted Toyota Hiace ambulance to the Hospital, stressing that the incoming administration of Dr Peter Mbah would appoint the management team and officers that would man the hospital facilities.

The governor commended the entire health team that ensured that ravaging COVID-19 pandemic did not take a massive toll on lives in Enugu State as evidenced by the low fatality recorded in the state.

Giving an insight into the Infectious Disease Hospital, the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr Greg Nnaji, explained that the facility had administrative block, female ward, male ward, maternity and children’s ward.

Others are accident and emergency unit, Pharmacy, Laboratory, and Security/Generator House, among others.

Nnaji thanked Gov. Ugwuanyi for keeping faith with his policy of Start-to Finish, and fulfilling his promise in respect of transforming the former Colliery Hospital, Enugu, to address the challenge of treatment of patients with infectious diseases in the state.

On his part, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Emmanuel Ikechukwu Obi, expressed gratitude to Gov. Ugwuanyi for his steadfastness in making provisions for the health needs of the people of the state.

Dr Obi pointed out that health workers of the state were delighted at the way Gov. Ugwuanyi’s administration had taken care of their welfare.

By Naija247news
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