In Benue, Ortom Sets up Emergency Response Committee on Coronavirus

In Benue, Ortom Sets up Emergency Response Committee on Coronavirus

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has set up Emergency Response Committee on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Response Committee on Coronavirus is to proactively monitor, supervise and coordinate Benue State Government’s response to the dreaded disease.

Headed by Benue State Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Sunday Ongbabor, as Chairman and Samuel Ngise as Secretary, the committee also has as members Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Ngunan Addingi; Commissioner for Water Resources and Environment, Dondo Ahire; as well as Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Timothy Ijir.

Other members of the committee are: Apir Ityu, Terna Kur, Agwaza Iorkpiligh, Matthew Uyina, Moses Leva, Edward Amali, Claude Bitaronga, Peteru Inunduh, Terrumun Swende, Alli Cornelius, Patrick Echekwube and Micheal Adejo.

Ortom has directed that surveillance on coronavirus be stepped up in the 23 local government areas of the state.

“Already, a treatment centre has been established at Benue State University Teaching Hospital and a location identified to be used as quarantine unit in the event of any outbreak of the disease,” the governor said in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase.

The governor urged people of Benue State to adhere to preventive measures and assist health workers in their various communities to succeed.

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