Governor Hope Uzodinma has commissioned a COVID-19 laboratory testing center in Owerri. In a release sent to IMO STATE BLOG, the Imo State government disclosed that the facility had been certified by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The Testing Centre – Everight Diagnostics Centre – is a private sector contribution with assistance from the State Government, which monitored and ensured that all protocols are followed in setting up the Centre in the fight against coronavirus pandemic, is situated along Okigwe Road, Owerri.
The Governor explained during the commissioning that Imo is further encouraged to carry out more tests and “is now more prepared than ever in the fight to stop the deadly disease from discomforting Imo people.”
He reiterated that with the Testing Centre now in Owerri, Imo people will not bear the huge cost of logistics and other inconveniences taking COVID-19 samples to Abakiliki, Ebonyi State for tests. He added that in two weeks time, the state will be commissioning another of such centres that will be provided by NCDC.