Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has urged the folks of the state to benefit from the continued vaccination of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine within the state, to get vaccinated, as one of many potent measures of curbing the pandemic internationally.
Talking when he flagged off the COVID-19 vaccination in Enugu State, Gov. Ugwuanyi, who had earlier acquired the primary jab of the vaccine, on Monday, alongside his deputy, Hon. Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo and the State Chief Decide, Hon. Justice Priscilla Ngozi Emehelu, assured the folks of the state that “the vaccine is protected and free-of-charge”.
The governor urged the folks to remain shielded from the dreaded COVID-19 an infection. He harped on the necessity for them to proceed to stick strictly to non-pharmaceutical measures of containing the pandemic akin to sporting of nostril masks, washing of palms recurrently with cleaning soap and operating water and sustaining social distancing, amongst others, in keeping with the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) protocol and place of the Presidential Activity Drive on COVID-19.
In response to him, “authorities at nationwide and sub-national ranges have led the advocacy for non-pharmaceutical measures for the containment of this pandemic. Enugu State Authorities has relentlessly offered this management by way of strong sensitization and threat communication, enlightenment/advocacy on social distancing, private hygiene observe and use of nostril masks as prescribed by Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) and Presidential Activity Drive on COVID-19”.
Highlighting that his administration, previous to the invention of the vaccine, had established a number of modern healthcare services, infrastructure and programmes to strengthen the state’s response to the ravaging pandemic, Gov. Ugwuanyi maintained that the state authorities will proceed to assist the Enugu State Major Well being Care Growth Company (ESPHCDA) and the State Ministry of Well being, to make sure that the state stays on the forefront of the struggle towards the illness.
“That is our dedication and it’s our fervent hope that God’s abiding grace will, as all the time, afford us victory”, the governor stated.
Of their remarks, the state management of the Nationwide Major Well being Care Growth Company (NPHCDA), World Well being Group (WHO), UNICEF, Nigerian Medical Affiliation (NMA), the Chairman, Home Committee on Well being within the State Home of Meeting, Hon. Sam Ngene, and the Chairman, Enugu State Council of Conventional Rulers, HRH Igwe Amb. Lawrence Agubuzu, expressed delight at Gov. Ugwuanyi’s good works, zeal and dedication in direction of the struggle towards COVID-19 pandemic within the state.
Commending Gov. Ugwuanyi for displaying management by getting vaccinated, they urged residents of the state to emulate the governor and obtain the vaccine, stressing that the vaccine is protected.
In his speech, the Govt Secretary, ESPHCDA, Dr. George Ugwu, stated that his company is totally ready for the vaccination within the state.
Dr. Ugwu who described Gov. Ugwuanyi as “a foresighted chief”, famous that his administration had offered the services for preservation of the vaccine previous to its arrival to the state for vaccination.
On his half, the Enugu State Commissioner for Well being, Dr. Ikechukwu Obi, identified that the governor’s untiring efforts and doggedness within the struggle towards COVID-19 pandemic have been answerable for the low mortality fee recorded within the state.
One other climax of the occasion was the vaccination of some key stakeholders within the state such because the Speaker of the State Home of Meeting, Rt. Hon. Edward Ubosi, the Home Committee Chairman on Well being, Hon. Ngene, Govt Secretary of ESPHCDA, Dr. Ugwu, the Chief Medical Director of ESUT Educating Hospital, Parklane, Enugu, Prof. Hycinth Onah and his counterpart on the College of Nigeria Educating Hospital, Ituku/Ozalla, Enugu, Dr. Obinna Onodugo, amongst others.