In a bid to ensure that the dreaded disease COVID-19 does not find its foot in Imo, the Imo State Governor Senator Hope Uzodinma has launched certain programmes against the epidemic.
In a press release signed by Information Commissioner, Declan Emelumba and made available to lead, the Governor would also unveil other health and crime prevention measures.
Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state had on Friday, April 3 unveiled a major policy program tagged, lmo Initiative, on Prevention of Contagious Diseases in the State and Round the Clock Combating of Crime.
The programme will detail measures the government is taking to ensure the prevention of infection and the spread of contagious diseases in the state( including COVID 19). It will also roll out effective crime bursting machinery that can nib crime in the state.
The initiative is aimed at ensuring that Imo people are healthy and safe, beyond COVID 19.
Part of the programme will include the launch of a gigantic preventive health care programme by the governor which will immediately put into operation a test center for Coronavirus disease and six isolation centers.
Also, 28 state-of-the-art ambulances, one for each LGA of the state and one for the state capital, will be wheeled out to address emergency health challenges in the state.
He will also unveil numerous other health and crime prevention measures ‘ including the establishment of an emergency call centre, for health or crime emergencies in the state
A statement yesterday in Owerri by Declan Emelumba, the state commissioner for information and strategy and chairman of the planning committee for the event also disclosed that 100 brand new pick up security vehicles will be launched as part of the government’s comprehensive Operation Search and flush (SAF) crime bursting blueprint.