The Anambra state Commissioner for Health, Dr Vincent Okpala has reassured that the state will continue to cooperate with the United Nations International Children Emergency Fund and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control including other partners in the fight against COVID 19 pandemic.
The Commissioner gave the reassurance when representatives of UNICEF and NCDC paid a courtesy visit at his office at the Jerome Udoji secretariat complex, Awka.
He applauded them for their support to the state on active, community case-search and sensitization of Ndi Anambra on COVID 19.
Dr Chijioke Obagha, who led the team said their visit was aimed at briefing the Commissioner on modalities for active and community case-search on COVID 19.
Dr Obagha, who is also the state Epidemiologist, explained that the search involved house to house visit by the State Rapid Response Team, NCDC and other partners adding that the team would go with checklist, which would contain vital questions for participants.
While stating that infrared thermometer would also be used to check individual’s temperature, Dr Obagha noted that World Development Committee Chairmen and Officer in-charge of healthcare facilities are included for easy identification.
The UNICEF representative in the state, Mr. Diden Gbofeyin also commended people of the state for observing all measures as given by NCDC and WHO to prevent the spread of COVID 19 disease in the state.