Governor Chukwuma Soludo has commissioned the first ever Telemedicine Hub in Anambra State.
The centre is cited at the Comprehensive Medical Centre, Awkuzu, Oyi local government area of Anambra State.
The Governor in his address identified the project as very important in achieving universal health coverage in Anambra State.
The Governor reaffirmed his commitment towards giving Ndi Anambra the best health services.
The Governor commended the people of Awkuzu community for the Comprehensive Medical Centre they built adding that community-private, public partnership model will fast track development in the state.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Afam Obidike in his speech noted that the idea behind the Telemedicine Hub was to enable hard to reach communities access healthcare services without much stress.
He maintained that Soludo led government is technology driven and the health sector is not left out.
Dr Obidike thanked Governor Soludo for making the project possible through his support.
Present at the event are the traditional ruler of Awkuzu, Igwe Charles Anikweze, Archbishop Emeritus, Most Reverend Maxwell Anikwenwa, APGA Candidate for Oyi and Ayamelum Federal Constituency, Lady Maureen Gwacham, APGA Candidate for Oyi State Constituency, Sir Innocent Ojike.
Other dignitaries include, the Chief Medical Director, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital Amaku Awka, Dr Joe Akabuike, the Managing Director and Chief Executive officer of Anambra State Health Insurance Agency, Dr Simeon Onyemaechi among others.
Official Commissioning of the Telemedicine Hub, unveiling and inspection of the facility climaxed the event.