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Akwa Ibom state Govt. Receive 20m Naira for Personal Protective Equipment,




Efforts by Akwa Ibom State government to mitigate the Covid -19 pandemic has again received a boost with the donation of twenty million naira and sets of Personal Protective Equipment, PPE, by a construction firm ; Peculiar Engineering Company to the state Covid -19 Management Committee.

Receiving the donation , the chairman Covid19 Management Committee and Secretary to the state government Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem, lauded the firm for the gesture, describing it as a good corporate initiative and used the occasion to appreciate public spirited individuals, organisations and Corporate bodies that have supported the state government in the fight against the pandemic.

He explained that except for the two patients who were on a critical stage during admission and died while receiving treatment, the state Isolation Center has witnessed remarkable recovery of patients and urged people who have come down with symptoms of the disease to access treatment at government designated centers.

“Those who come into our isolation centers all of them without exception the good Lord has granted them speedy recovery. I say so not being oblivion of the fact that two people have passed on, why I am saying so is that the two persons arrived our isolation center too late. The first person was on self-medication and the oxygen level had dropped drastically.

“the second person arrived here in a coma and the medical experts did all they could to resuscitate them but couldn’t. Others with symptoms called the situation room, received treatment and recovered 100%”, he stated.

Earlier, the Managing Director of the company, Engr. Adeleke Olarunwaju said that the company was reaching out to the state government as part of it corporate social responsibility and particularly commended the state government for being resolute in the fight against the Corona virus pandemic.

He applauded the committee and the Frontline officers for their dedication to duty thereby stemming the spread of the virus.

“We are here to lend our support to the great effort of the government of Akwa Ibom State in the fight to eradicate the COVID-19 pandemic. We are here as part of our corporate social responsibility to present to the state government 10,000 facemask with a cash sum of N20 million in a bank draft.

He said : “as a company we appreciate the efforts of the state government under the leadership of His Excellency Governor Udom Emmanuel and the Chairman Taskforce on COVID-19, the SSG the commissioner of Health ; your efforts are well appreciated.

Present during the presentation was the Commissioner of Health Dr. Dominic Ukpong who is also the incident manager and a former Permanent Secretary Governor’s office, Pastor Umoh Bassey.

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