Anthrax: Gov Mbah constitutes multi-sectoral committee


Governor of Enugu State, Barr Peter Mbah has set up a Multi-Sectoral Committee to prepare for the possible outbreak of Anthrax Disease and any public health emergency in the state.

This was contained in a statement signed by Prof Chidiebere Onyia, Secretary to the State Government.

The committee has Dr. Ifeanyi Agujiobi, Permanent Secretary, Enugu State Ministry of Health as the Acting Head.

Other members include: Dr. Okolo Boniface- Director, Public Health Services, Ministry of Health, Dr. Chinyere Ezeudu, State Epidemiologist, Dr. Chika Okoro, WHO, Enugu State Coordinator, Dr. Ifeyinwa Anyanyo, UNICEF, Enugu State, Chinasa Mbah

State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Pharm. Isaac Obetta, Director, Pharmaceutical Services, Ministry of Health, Dr. Chinelo Nnadi, Enugu State Primary Health Care Development Agency.

Others are Dr. Onyinye Chime, Consultant Public Health Physician, ESUT, Parkane, Mr. Sunny Okafor, Ministry of Agriculture, Mr. Matthew Abia, Ministry of Environment and Chidiogo Ave Maria, PRO, Ministry of Health.

The Chief Veterinary Officer, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Columba T. Vakuru had a few days ago raised the alarm over a possible case of anthrax in the country.

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