Edo state inaugurates infectious disease centre

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has inaugurated the Infectious Disease Isolation centre to combat disease outbreaks in the state.

Obaseki, who was represented by his Deputy, Mr Philip Shaibu, said that the centre would be replicated in the other two senatorial districts of the state.

The governor said that the centre would also create sustainability plan for the maintenance of its facilities.

Obaseki said that the state would provide the needed manpower and trainings to ensure the sustainability of the centre.

He called on stakeholders to support the centre in order to achieve the purpose of its establishment.

Earlier, the state’s Director of Hospital Services, Dr Chris Obaseki, appreciated the government for executing the project within a short period of time.

Obaseki lauded the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari led administration on health care delivery to the people.

According to him, the center will reduce the number of patients admitted into the University of Benin Teaching Hospital and Irrua Specialist Hospital.

He assured that they would do everything possible to maintain all the facilities in the centre.

Also speaking, the representatives of the World Health Organization, Mrs Faith Ireye, said the organisation would continue to work with Edo government in areas of disease eradication.

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