The Imo State government has commissioned a 24-hour emergency response centre aimed at delivering quality healthcare to the people of the state.
Governor Rochas Okorocha explained that the gesture by the state government was to address the deficiencies in the health sector.
He added that it would also cater for the tough challenges faced by people with petty and immediate health issues before being referred to a bigger hospital for treatment.
The Governor enjoined the people of the state to take advantage of the newly commissioned facility.
He noted that his administration was committed to delivering quality and qualitative healthcare to the people of the state, saying it has been demonstrated in the building of 27 general hospitals across the state and the ‘health at your door step initiative’.
The launch comes few days after the state government floated a new airline for commercial purposes.
In her address, the state’s Commissioner for Health, Ngozi Njoku, revealed that the centre, which is located in the heart of Owerri, has state of the art medical facilities that can cater for immediate health challenges.
She said it also has a 24-hours rapid response telephone services and stationed ambulances to help discharge its primary duties as stipulated.
The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, who was a special guest at the event, commended the Imo State government for the development.
Professor Adewole described it as a laudable gesture that would add value to the healthcare delivery system in the state.