COVID-19: DSCHC to Operate During Shutdown

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Contributory Health Commission said it will continue its operations during the Shutdown period for COVID-19 Pandemic to enable enrollees of the Health Scheme continue to receive healthcare services. The Director General/Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Ben Nkechika, stated this during a Management Meeting of the Commission. He emphasized that for Enrollees to continue to have access to healthcare services, there was the need for the Commission to continue its full operation during the lock-down period. The DG/CEO therefore called on all staff of the commission to follow…

COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Sapele Rotary Club Joins Delta State Government in Curbing Spread.

SAPELE/Nigeria: Rotary Club, Sapele Urban, District 9141 of Nigeria,  has donated medical kits such as nose mask, hand  gloves, sanitizers , Liquid detergents,  buckets and others to hospitals including public health centers in Sapele local government area to support Delta state government effort in ameliorating the impact of covid-19 outbreak in Nigeria. The leader of Sapele  Rotary Club,Mr Tony Ubah, Assistant Governor,  District 9141 Zone 5,  Sapele Urban,  who led the team throughout the distribution exercise said their  contributions in the fight against covid-19 is one of such areas they…

COVID-19: Delta State Receives Medical Items from NCDC

ASABA/Nigeria: As part of efforts to strengthen preparedness and readiness in the management of COVID19 outbreak, Delta State Government has taken delivery of items from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) to help curb the disease. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Mordi Ononye, on behalf of the state government received the items from the NCDC today in Asaba at the premises of the State Contributory Health Commission. The commissioner thanked the management of NCDC for the support and pledged the state’s continuous collaboration with the federal agency to curb…

‘Step up Your Mandate’, NMA Tells DSCHC

Dr Ben Nkechika, DG/CEO of the commission of  Delta State Contributory Health Commission ASABA/Nigeria: The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Delta State Chapter, has called on the Delta State Contributory Health Commission to step-up the benefit package for health care in the state health contributory scheme. The call was made by the Chairman of the Delta Chapter of NMA, Dr Omo Ekanem during an interview session at the head office of the association in Asaba. Speaking on the successes of the scheme, Dr Ekanem said that the DSCHC was doing very…

COVID-19: Okowa lauds FG for Halting Int’l Flights

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa (right) and  the CMD, Asaba Central  Hospital, Dr. Peace Eghosewe , during  an inspection of  the newly installed facilities at  the  Isolation and Treatment  Centre at  Central hospital in preparation against the  COVID-19 pandemic. The  Governor was very mindful  of the  need for  social  distancing as can be seen in the  picture ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has commended the Federal Government for halting international flights into the country as part of measures to curtail the COVID-19 pandemic. He said the stoppage of international flights…

COVID-19: Delta, Religious Leaders Agree on Social Distancing

ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta Government says it has agreed with religious leaders to enforce social distancing in worship centres across the state. The Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, disclosed this in Asaba on Tuesday, while briefing journalists on the outcome of meetings between the State Task Force on COVID-19 and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Muslim groups in the state. He said that the state government was concerned about the health of Deltans and therefore, directed that not more than 50 persons should be allowed in worship centres across…

Covid-19: Delta Ask Civil Servants From Grade 1-12 to Stay Home ….Prepare 3 More Centres to Attend to Virus Cases

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa By Martins Jones ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State government as part of the efforts to check the spread the Corinavirus disease spreading fast in the country, had ordered civil servants on Grade Level 1-12 to remain at home, and making ready three medical facilities in Warri, Asaba and Oghara, and purchase of medical equipment to take care of any case that will be referred to the centres. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, disclosed this in a radio and television broadcast on the COVID-19 pandemic in the state, in Asaba on…

COVID 19: We Won’t Be Overwhelmed, Says DTSG

Secretary to Delta State State Government, Mr. Chiedu Ebie (2nd right); Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu (left); Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mordi Ononye (right) and Chairman, Delta State Contributory Health Scheme, Dr. Isaac Akpoveta during an Inspection of the Isolation and Treatment Centre at Asaba Specialist Hospital in preparation against the COVID-19 pandemic . ASABA/Nigeria: Delta Government on Monday reaffirmed its preparedness to avoid being overwhelmed by any challenge that may be posed by the Coronavirus pandemic The Commissioner for Health, Dr Mordi Ononye, made this known in an interview…

Jack Ma and Alibaba Foundations donate COVID-19 Medical Equipment to African Union Member States

Jack Ma and Alibaba Foundations donate Covid-19 Medical Equipment to African Union Member States ADDIS ABABA/Ethiopia: Africa’s response to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak have received a boost as the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and the Government of Ethiopia received a consignment of medical equipment from the Jack Ma and Alibaba Foundations. The shipment included over 1.5 million laboratory diagnostic test kits and over 100 tons of infection prevention and control commodities. This relief initiative was launched by the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Dr Abiy…

COVID-19: Delta ALGON Bans Use of Schools For Ceremonies

ASABA/Nigeria: The Association of the Local Governments of Nigeria, (ALGON), Delta State, on Thursday, 19th March 2020 held its monthly meeting in Asaba, Delta State with 19 Local Government Councils Chairmen in attendance. One of the issues discussed and deliberated upon was the novel Coronavirus ( COVID-19) which has been termed pandemic by the World Health Organisation, (WHO). The meeting received the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mordi Ononye who briefed ALGON on the steps and measures put in place by the State Government, including the various teams set up…