The Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has said the isolation centres prepared by the State government to handle cases of Coronavirus are poorly equipped and packaged.
In a press release dated 21st March, 2020 and signed by the APC publicity secretary in the State, Sylvester Imonina, the APC faulted the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for “feeding Deltans with lies instead tackling the problems besetting her citizens” headlong.
APC expressed disappointment over the way and manner the PDP controlled State government is handling the coronavirus pandemic, adding that the state government ought to cut down its overbloated appointment of aids in order to secure more funds to tackle the ravaging coronavirus and protect citizens of the State from the deadly disease.
The statement reads in part: “Contrary to the claim of Delta State Government that isolation centres had been set up in different parts of Delta State to tackle any possible outbreak of Coronavirus epidemy in the State, the state chapter of the APC can authoritatively report that the PDP- led government has done nothing to prove any sign of seriousness to tackle the dreaded menace.
“Information available to us reveals that apart from the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, which has some semblance of an Isolation centre for Coronavirus likely patience, all other hospitals do not have Isolation centres and/or facilities to tackle Coronavirus related ailments.
“Must governance be built around lies in Delta State? We dare to challenge the State Government to show to the public the facilities provided in the centres mentioned, apart from Asaba.
” APC, Delta State urges Deltans to live hygienic lives. Coronavirus is real but the level of preparedness of the State Government to tackle same is built on falsehood.
“There is nothing on ground to suggest seriousness on the part of government. A visit to more than eighty (80) percent of the said hospitals where isolation centres are purportedly located showed that they are home to darkness and Torchlights when it is dusk. Lack of drugs, understaffing and dearth of competent medical personels are synonymous with the hospitals.
“For instance, though, not an Isolation centre, General Hospital, Ozoro is a dump for inexperienced National Youth Service Corps medical Doctors. Same applies to most hospitals in the State. Deltans should therefore not be made to live on falsehood,” APC stated.
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