The governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, has revealed that the state is set to deploy 13 ventilators. Udom stated this on Wednesday during a visit to the Intensive Care Unit/Isolation Facility at the Multi-Specialty Hospital in the state.
Udom further reiterated that the South-South state is well-equipped with health facilities to contain COVID-19 emergencies.
This was shortly before the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced the first five coronavirus cases in the state.
The governor said, “I am not just here to check the scale of preparedness but to also make sure what we put on ground works and works well.
“At times what people assume are working well are not until they are put to test before they know whether they are functional or not.
“I came in with the experts to take a look, to see whether they are working well or not.
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