BY SUNNY A. DAVID
Anambra State government has commissioned the Umueri COVID-19Protective Centre, renovated and equipped by Access Bank.
The Protective Centre, located within the Umueri General Hospital, Anambra East Local Government Area, was equipped to standard by the financial institution.
The centre has one hundred beds, Oxygen Cylinders, Ventilators,Thermometers, Wheelchairs, Air-conditioners and Refrigerators amongother equipment.
Commissioning the project, Governor Willie Obiano represented by hisDeputy, Dr. Nkem Okeke thanked the Access Bank for its support whichaccording to him, has added to the numerous efforts of the Stategovernment in combating Coronavirus pandemic and called on morecooperate bodies to emulate such gesture.
Governor Obiano, who regretted that the State had recently recorded second case of the virus, advised Ndi Anambra to always adhere strictly to preventive measures, especially, regular washing of hands, use of face mask, maintaining social distancing and avoiding publicgathering to be safe and alive.
Contributing, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Vincent Okpala described the facility as standard, disclosing that the centre will go a long way in assisting the fight against the deadly disease.
On his part, the Access Bank Regional Manager for Anambra State, Mr.Uchenna Idoko said the gesture was aimed at assisting the Stategovernment’s efforts in fighting the spread of COVID-19 as well asensuring that no life is lost to the virus.

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