Raymond Ozoji, Awka
A leading pharmaceutical company in Anambra State called Right Health Pharmacy has signed a N20 million memorandum of understanding with a drug manufacturing company known as charmz for the production and supply of chloroquine, zinc and Azitromacin in the case of COVID-19 outbreak in the state.
The Chief Executive Officer of Right Health Pharmacy and lawmaker representing Anambra-East state constituency in the 7th legislature of Anambra state, Hon. Obinna Chris Emeneka, who presented the cheque shortly before signing the MOU, said the move was to ensure that his people and the entire state did not begin to look for such drugs in the event of COVID -19 outbreak in the state.
The grand occasion which took place at Otuocha, the council headquarters of Anambra-East local government area at the weekend, had the state commissioner for health Dr. Vincent Ogochukwu Okpala, Chairman of Anambra East local government, some traditional rulers and presidents-general in attendance and under strict observance of social distancing and personal hygiene of hand washing together with hand-sanitizers.
Speaking on the lawmaker’s philanthropy and concern for the health of his constituents as well as the entire citizens of Anambra, the state commissioner for health, Dr. Vincent Ogochukwu Okpala, noted that the state government appreciated Emeneka’s efforts to complement government’s resolve in ensuring that coronavirus was fought head on, stressing that the lawmaker was one of the stakeholders that had contributed immensely to the growth and development of the health sector in Anambra state.
The commissioner therefore emphasized that the presentation and distribution of preventive materials and drugs used for the fight against COVID-19 by the lawmaker were a great milestone and legendary, noting that Anambra state was prepared to contain coronavirus in the event of any outbreak because the governor according to him, has done the needful required for the fight against Covid-19 virus.
The Coronavirus preventive items distributed on the occasion were worth more than N10 million as revealed by the lawmaker, stressing that they were his contributions to the state government towards the fight against the pandemic ravaging the globe but yet to find its way into Anambra state.