From Sylvia Udegbunam, Enugu
The Private Sector coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) has donated 100 beds and its accessories to the Enugu state government to help fight coronavirus.
A member representing CACOVID in the state, Mrs. Chiaka Mbagwu, made the donation in Enugu on Tuesday at the State Diagnostic Centre in Enugu.
Mrs. Mbagwu said the Coalition donated the beds and other accessories to assist the state government equip its isolation and treatment centres, to enable the centres accommodate more covid-19 patients.
She noted that the outbreak of covid-19 pandemic had put intense pressure on the healthcare systems of the world, stressing that the outbreak had gone out of proportion.
Mbagwu said the materials at the facilities would go a long way in serving the public, and urged the state government to ensure that the facility benefit the citizenry.
“Today was the commissioning of CACOVID centre in Enugu. CACOVID is a Private Sector Coalition against COVID-19. It is a Coalition to support individual region and state government in fighting coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.
“The state has done remarkably effort in equipping this Diagnostic centre and CACOVID came in as a support and to add to what the state has already done.
“This is Diagnostic centre from the inception but the CACOVD coalition was able to add with proposed 100 beds isolation centre facility. It will serve as isolation centre in the state”, Mbagwu noted.
She then thanked the healthcare workers in the state for combating the pandemic in the state.
Receiving the donated materials, the Enugu State Governor, Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, commended the coalition for their donation, which would assist the state government.
Chief Ugwuanyi disclosed that Enugu state had three isolation centres in ESUT Parklane, Nsukka and the State Diagnostic Centre, noting that coronavirus pandemic had overwhelmed health system of many countries.
The state governor maintained that the Nigeria could only win the war against the virus through collective efforts and enjoined other groups to partner with the government to defeat this dreaded virus.