Anambra State government has pledged its commitment to providing essential services to the people of the state where and when necessary.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Vincent Okpala gave the assurance during a chat with newsmen, saying the Ministry’s paramedics and ambulances have been on red alert to provide emergency services.
He pleaded with the people of the state to `watch and pray’ against uncertain times currently pervading the entire country, expressing confidence that the situation would soon be over.
He said, “The state Ministry of Health, being an essential services ministry will continue to provide its services to Ndi Anambra.
“Our paramedics and ambulances have been on red alert and will continue to provide emergency medical services, whenever and wherever needed.
“As normalcy returns, we count on your continued support as we strive to keep upholding the sanctity of human life.
“We will get through this, together and unscathed.”
Describing the mood of the nation as that of a woman in labour, Okpala urged the residents to pray and act right.
“Our leader the Governor of Anambra State, Dr Willie Obiano in his characteristic proactive way, has made inspiring appeals the youth for calm across the state and the nation.
“I was quite encouraged by the content of Gov. Obiano’s speech, which embodied a leadership style that had set the state apart as one of the most responsive in calming frayed nerves in the country.
“The Governor’s speech has lent credence to the fact that his administration has continued to explore ways to tap into the innovative and creative energies of the Anambra youth.
“It is quite unfortunate that we are now caught in-between three serious public health challenges; a pandemic caused by SARS-CoV ; the risk of traumatic loss of life or limb resulting from the #endSARS protest; and the consequences of the perennial flooding in our flood-prone communities,” he added.