NCDC trains police, health officers on COVID-19 infection prevention, control in Anambra

April 23, 2020

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it has trained Anambra state police command health officers on infection; prevention and control of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak in Nigeria.

Nigerian Tribune gathered that the training, which was facilitated by Dr Jane Ezeonu of NCDC and the state Command Medical Officer, CSP Dr Emelike Chinenyen, was to avail police health officials with the basic skills needed to prevent the spread of the dreaded corona virus among officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force who are at the forefront in the enforcement of government order against the spread of COVID-19, which has become a global pandemic.

The one-day training, which took place at the state command headquarters, Amowbia, on Tuesday, was a collaboration between the Nigeria Police Medical Services Anambra State Command and  National Centre for Disease Control(NCDC).

While addressing participants during the training session at the Command conference hall on a social distance arrangment, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. John B.Abang, enjoined the officers to pay attention to the training in order to get the requisite knowledge about the deadly virus and how to prevent its spread, through prevention and control measures, for the benefits of the entire officers and men in the Command.

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