BY SUNNY A. DAVID
Anambra State government has commissioned a fifty – bed capacity protective care centre renovated and equipped by Fidelity Bank Plc for the State.
The proactive care centre was built at Ekwulobia, in Aguata Council Area.
The protective care centre was equipped to standard by the financial institution with gadgets like oxygen cylinders, ventilators, patients beds, thermometers, wheelchairs, air conditioners and television sets, among others.
The centre which has two wards is located inside the Ekwulobia General Hospital.
Governor Willie Obiano represented by his Deputy, Dr. Nkem Okeke, thanked the financial institution for its contribution in the fight against Coronavirus in the State, and explained that the Ekwulobia protective care centre has added to the Anambra State government’s proactiveness against the pandemic.
He called on Ndi Anambra to guard themselves against the deadly disease by adhering strictly to the protective laws issued earlier by the World Health Organization, NCDC, Federal government, and Anambra State government, and prayed that the State will not record another death case.
Contributing, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Vincent Okpala who rated the equipment in the protective care centre high, called on other cooperate bodies to emulate the kind gesture of the financial institution.
On his part, the Representative of Fidelity Bank, and Awka Regional Bank Head, Mr. Henry Asiegbu, said the gesture was part of the bank’s cooperate responsibilities and a way of supporting the Anambra State government in the war against Coronavirus pandemic.
Also present at the event were Member Representing Aguata Two at the Anambra State House of Assembly, Honnourable Okechukwu Okoye, the State Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Engineer Mike Okonkwo.