Ugwuanyi Constitutes Medical Committee On De-Escalation Of COVID-19

Consequent upon the recent spike in the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Enugu State, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has approved the immediate constitution of an Ad Hoc Expert Medical Advisory Committee on urgent and effective measures for de-escalation of the pandemic in the state, as recommended by Enugu State Chapter of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA).

In a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Simon Uchenna Ortuanya, the committee will “engage with leaders of various Religious Groups, Market Associations, Professional Associations, Labour Unions, National Union of Road Transport Workers Enugu State Chapter, Association of Tricycle Riders Transport Union, Enugu State, Civil Society Groups, Organized Private Sector and all other relevant Stakeholders and recommend urgent and effective measures for de-escalation of transmission of Coronavirus infection in Enugu State, with due regard to all extant Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Protocols for containment of the spread of the Coronavirus infection (COVID-19)”.

The ad hoc committee, which has a Consultant Cardiologist and Professor of Medicine, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Prof. Emmanuel Ejim, as Chairman, will also “take any other reasonable steps that may be incidental to the attainment of the objective above”

Other Members of the committee that has two weeks to submit its report are:

  1. Rev. Can. Dr. Ifeanyi Onah –
    Chief Consultant Plastic
    Surgeon and Head,
    Infectious Disease Unit,
    National Orthopedic Hospital,
    Enugu
  2. Dr. Nneka Unaogu –
    Consultant Psychiatrist/Head,
    Research and Training
    Federal Neuropsychiatric
    Hospital, Enugu
  3. Dr. Nnamdi Nwosu –
    Consultant Respiratory
    Physician, UNTH, Enugu
  4. Dr. Joseph Enebe
    Consultant Obstetrician and
    Gynecologist, Enugu State University Teaching Hospital,
    Parklane, Enugu
  5. Dr. Obinna Anikwe
    Consultant Urologist, University
    of Nigeria Teaching Hospital
    and Secretary, Enugu State Guild of Medical Directors
  6. Dr. Obinna Nduaguba
    Consultant Pediatrician, Enugu
    State University Teaching
    Hospital, Parklane, Enugu
  7. Dr. Onyinye Chime –
    Consultant Public Health
    Physician, Enugu State
    University Teaching Hospital,
    Parklane, Enugu
  8. Dr. Aneke Emmanuel
    Department of Obstetrics and
    Gynecology, University of
    Nigeria Teaching Hospital and
    Secretary, Nigerian Medical
    Association, Enugu State
    Chapter.
  9. Dr. Chinemerem DanOnwuliri
    Public Health Physician,
    Department of Community
    Medicine, University of Nigeria
    Teaching Hospital, Enugu
  10. Dr. Okafor Sunday –
    Registrar, Public Health Physician
    Department of Community
    Medicine, University of Nigeria
    Teaching Hospital,
    Enugu/Ass. Secretary, Nigerian
    Medical Association, Enugu
    State Chapter
  11. Dr. Emeka Onoh –
    Public Health Physician,
    Department of Community
    Medicine, University of Nigeria
    Teaching Hospital, Enugu

Enugu State is in the hands of God!

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