As part of the efforts to respond to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Enugu State, WaterAid in partnership with South Saharan Social Development Organisation (SSDO) has installed contactless permanent handwashing facilities in ten different locations in the state, including the three COVID-19 Isolation centres across the State.
Speaking at the Launch of the Facilities which took place at the Ultra-Modern Diagnostic Centre, GRA, Enugu on 28th May, 2020, the Executive Director SSDO, Dr. Stanley Ilechukwu, appreciated the government of Enugu State for its continued support and stated that SSDO is working to ensure that the state is COVID-19 free.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Ike Obi who wwas present at the launch stated that the project was a welcomed development and the ministry is open for more collaboration.
The contactless permanent handwashing facilities are currently installed at;
- Ultra-Modern Diagnostic centre, GRA, Enugu
- ESUT Specialist and Isolation Center, GRA, Enugu
- Nsukka Isolation and Treatment Center
- Nsukka General Hospital
- Ogbete Main Market
- New Market, Enugu
- Gariki Main Market
- Orba Main Market
- Ogige Main Market
- 9th Mile Shuttle Park
The occassion was graced by the presence of the Commissioner for Health – Associate Prof. Emmanuel Ikechukwu Obi, Special Adviser to the Governor, Ministry of Water Resources – Hon. Dubem Onyia, Permanent Secretary, Min. of Water Resources – Mrs. Cordelia Ada Nwonye, MD, Enugu State Water Corporation – Eze Chidozie, and Coordinator – Small Town Units, Min of Water Resources – Christopher Ogbu.
Also present at the launch were representatives of both print and electronic media organizations.