..Appoints Dr. Josephat Akabuike as new CMD
By Uche Nworah
The government of Anambra state has commiserated with the Nwankwo family of Ifite-Dunu, Njikoka local government area, over the demise of their son, Dr. Basil Nwankwo.
The late Dr. Nwankwo was until his death, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) at Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH), Amaku, Awka.
In a statement, the Secretary to Anambra state government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu said that, “Governor Willie Obiano is saddened by the unfortunate passing of Dr. Basil Nwankwo, who performed creditably well as Chief Medical Director (CMD) of COOUTH. Dr. Nwankwo has been in the frontline
saving lives since the outbreak of COVID-19, together with his colleagues at Amaku, Anambra state Ministry of Health, and other partner agencies”.
Professor Chukwulobelu said that the state government is in touch with late Dr. Nwankwo’s family and wished his soul eternal rest.
Professor Chukwulobelu used the opportunity to announce new appointments to fill the vacuum left by Dr Basil Nwankwo’s death.
Dr Josephat Akabuike, former Commissioner for Health in Anambra state, and current Chairman of Governing Council, Anambra State College of Health Technology, Obosi has been appointed as the new Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Amaku, (COOUTH), Awka.
Dr. Simeon Onyemaechi, the Executive Secretary of Anambra State Health Insurance Agency (ASHIA), has been appointed as the new Chairman of Anambra State College of Health Technology, Obosi. He will combine the two roles.
Both appointments are with immediate effect.