Awka-National Association of Pharmaceutical Technologists and Pharmacy Technicians of Nigeria (NAPPTON) has commended Anambra Government for establishing two COVID-19 testing centres.
They also hailed the fact that two centres had been backed up with training of medical personnel to manage the facilities.
The body also praised measures already in place for the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to approve the two standard testing centres.
They would be functional from next week after inauguration by the NCDC.
A statement released by the association after its meeting in Awka, the Association said that the state government had shown genuine desire to stop the virus from spreading.
According to the statement, jointly signed by the State Chairperson, Mrs Patricia Maduabum and Secretary, Mr Chux Chukwuemeka, the proactive move will help to cut off the virus from the state.
“Establishment of testing centres at Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Awka and Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi will provide access for people living in the state to know their status for prompt medical attention if detected,’’ it said.
While commending the state government for its sustained efforts to prevent the spread of the virus, it called for adequate provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Health Workers in the state.
It, however, assured of their member’s readiness to do their best in providing services and commitment to duty in line with international best practices and requested for inclusion of its members into the COVID-19 response plan.
The body called on the people of the state to always abide by all adopted precautionary measures, saying that it had commenced distribution of some COVID-19 hygiene materials to designated health facilities in the state.
Source: Anambra State Government