Monday, 18 May 2020

NCDC arrives C'River, meets with officials of Ministry of Health


Representatives from the National centre for Disease control (NCDC) ,Federal Ministry of Health,National Primary Healthcare Development Agency have arrived Calabar to access the State's effort in the fight against Covid19.

The 7 man team which landed the Margaret Ekpo international airport via a chartered aircraft touched down at exactly 9:05 am .

Head of the delegation, Dr Mrs Omobolanle Olowu said team is proud about Cross River's adoptive measure in the fight against the deadly virus which result is visible making the state one among the only two states without a confirmed case.

She said ,the federal government seeks to adopt Cross River's approaches which include an enforcement of lock out,compulsory use of face masks,and rapid diagnosis of patients with suspected cases and symptoms similar to covid19.

Receiving the guess,the State commissioner for health,Dr Betta Edu acknowledged them for the visit and also admonished them set up a testing centre in the state for easy and prompt testing