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Rivers State is prepared to combat coronavirus- Danagogo


Ugochukwu Iwuchukwu

The Government of Rivers State has called on health workers to join hands with Government in its effort to prevent the coronavirus Covid-19 from coming into Rivers state. 

The Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Tammy Danagogo said this while receiving the national leadership and members of the Haematology and Blood Transfusion Scientists Society of Nigeria in his office.

Dr. Tammy Danagogo said the State Government is prepared to prevent and arrest any case of covid-19 that might cross into the state.

While expressing joy for the non-record of the disease in the State, he said, “We are grateful that we have not had any case of Coronavirus but that is not to say we should not be prepared to prevent and arrest any case that might cross into our borders.”

Dr. Tammy Danagogo also said that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike CON is willing to partner any private individuals and organizations that are willing to put Rivers State on the global stage.

He said the Government of Rivers State is desirous to see more private sector involvement in the sustainable development of Rivers State.

”I am happy that you have taken the lead to attract the entire nation and the international community to the State through hosting the maiden edition of the HBTSSN conference here in Rivers State”.

“You will agree with me that a striving economy is one that the private sector is fully involved. Indeed, the Rivers State University Department of Laboratory Science,  which is the 1st medical laboratory department in any Nigerian University, has made us proud by also housing the HBTSSN headquarters in the State, he noted.

The National President of HBTSSN, Prof Zacchaeus Jeremiah intimated the SSG on its forthcoming international conference to be held in the State between 16 – 20 March 2020.