COVID 19- Abia State government has established three Isolation Centres at the Amachara General Hospital; Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, and State University Teaching Hospital, Aba – to fight the novel Coronavirus pandemic.
Commissioner for Health Joe Osuji, who addressed lawmakers at the House of Assembly yesterday, said though no case has been recorded in the Abia state, measures have been put in place to contain the COVID 19 virus
He said: “We have prepared ourselves, we have all we need should we have any unlikely record of the disease. We are using health workers and health officers trained for Ebola Virus and Lassa Fever; we also have our personnel who are undergoing training in Lagos.
“We have done a lot of sensitisation even in churches and town halls in the rural areas. We may not have the modalities to provide isolation centres everywhere, but we have emergency personnel stationed everywhere that can help in emergencies.
“We still pray and appeal to every Abian to give information on any suspected case.” Recall the State Governor Dr Okezie Ikpeazu had earlier stated that the virus will not get to the state because Abia was mentioned in the Bible, however, it is now clear that the State is ready in case of any emergencies.
Also, the State House of Assembly has suspended plenary till May 4