Ugwuanyi Constitutes Medical Committee On De-Escalation Of COVID-19

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onsequent upon the recent spike in the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in Enugu State, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has approved the immediate constitution of an Ad Hoc Expert Medical Advisory Committee on urgent and effective measures for de-escalation of the pandemic in the state, as recommended by Enugu State Chapter of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA).

In a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Simon Uchenna Ortuanya, the committee will “engage with leaders of various Religious Groups, Market Associations, Professional Associations, Labour Unions, National Union of Road Transport Workers Enugu State Chapter, Association of Tricycle Riders Transport Union, Enugu State, Civil Society Groups, Organized Private Sector and all other relevant Stakeholders and recommend urgent and effective measures for de-escalation of transmission of Coronavirus infection in Enugu State, with due regard to all extant Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Protocols for containment of the spread of the Coronavirus infection (COVID-19)”.

The ad hoc committee, which has a Consultant Cardiologist and Professor of Medicine, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Prof. Emmanuel Ejim, as Chairman, will also “take any other reasonable steps that may be incidental to the attainment of the objective above”

Other Members of the committee that has two weeks to submit its report are:

2. Rev. Can. Dr. Ifeanyi Onah – 
Chief Consultant Plastic 
Surgeon and Head,
Infectious Disease Unit,
National Orthopedic Hospital, 
Enugu 

3. Dr. Nneka Unaogu – 
Consultant Psychiatrist/Head,
Research and Training
Federal Neuropsychiatric
Hospital, Enugu

4. Dr. Nnamdi Nwosu – 
Consultant Respiratory
Physician, UNTH, Enugu

5. Dr. Joseph Enebe
Consultant Obstetrician and
Gynecologist, Enugu State University Teaching Hospital,
Parklane, Enugu

6. Dr. Obinna Anikwe
Consultant Urologist, University
of Nigeria Teaching Hospital
and Secretary, Enugu State Guild of Medical Directors

7. Dr. Obinna Nduaguba
Consultant Pediatrician, Enugu
State University Teaching
Hospital, Parklane, Enugu

8. Dr. Onyinye Chime – 
Consultant Public Health
Physician, Enugu State
University Teaching Hospital,
Parklane, Enugu

9. Dr. Aneke Emmanuel
Department of Obstetrics and
Gynecology, University of 
Nigeria Teaching Hospital and
Secretary, Nigerian Medical
Association, Enugu State
Chapter.

10. Dr. Chinemerem DanOnwuliri
Public Health Physician,
Department of Community
Medicine, University of Nigeria
Teaching Hospital, Enugu

11. Dr. Okafor Sunday – 
Registrar, Public Health Physician
Department of Community
Medicine, University of Nigeria
Teaching Hospital, 
Enugu/Ass. Secretary, Nigerian
Medical Association, Enugu
State Chapter

12. Dr. Emeka Onoh –
Public Health Physician,
Department of Community
Medicine, University of Nigeria
Teaching Hospital, Enugu

Enugu State is in the hands of God!

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