PORT HARCOURT– Rivers State Guv, Nyesom Wike, has actually directed that all members of personnel of the Government House, Port Harcourt be evaluated for COVID-19, as an useful example of the on-going increased screening of potential cases in the state to save more lives.
Inviting the Executive Director of BUA Structure, Khalifa Rabiu, who presented three ambulances to him at the Government Home, Port Harcourt, he specified that more screening would expose more Covid-19 cases in order to provide prompt medical attention to the people.
He said: “The more we test, the more the number will increase and we want to continue to test. Let our individuals know that this is not the type of sickness to be embarrassed of. No one understands who you have shook hands with.
” I’m sure, in Rivers State, we have lost not less than 38 lives on the record. Nobody will be happy that every day you wake up, you hear that somebody, most likely a bread winner of the family, is no longer there due to the fact that of Covid-19 pandemic.
” In truth, I have actually offered a directive that all personnel of Federal government Home need to choose testing, Nobody understands who is a carrier and we should conserve everybody as much as we can.”
He noted the continual support from BUA Structure to the Rivers State Federal government especially at this period of Covid-19 pandemic.
He stated the majority of business in the state are just interested in making profit but would not support the government to conserve lives.
He asked companies operating in the state not to relent in supporting the government as that is where they are working.
The Executive Director of BUA Foundation, Rabiu, expressed appreciation to Governor Wike for developing a conducive business environment for their operations.
He said they had actually contributed N100 million and a truck load of Covid-19 preventive products plus the three ambulances they have provided Monday.
Rabiu stated the donation is a show of their support to the state government to enable it be successful in the battle against Covid-19
The Commissioner for Health, Prof. Princewill Chike, stated so far, 3,434 samples have actually been evaluated and the state treatment centre has actually effectively managed and discharged about 584 patients.
Chike likewise said there are about 284 medical personnel engaged and catered for by the state government at the treatment centres, and surveillance workplaces.
This, he described, is exclusive of those sponsored by the international oil business, including that the state federal government also launched over 40 ambulances to reinforce the response capacity of the team. ( Whirlwindnews)