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Just In: Enugu State Commissioner For Health, Ugochukwu Is Dead

by AnaedoOnline

The government and people of Enugu state in the early hours of today received the shocking news of the demise Prof Anthony Ugochukwu, the  Enugu State Commissioner for Health Enugu.

Ugochukwu, died at the early hours of today, Saturday, 4th April, at Memfys Hospital Enugu.

Though the details of his death is still sketchy, report has it that the late commissioner has been battling an undisclosed illment.

Before his death, Prof. Ugochukwu was a renounced surgeon and a lecturer at Enugu State University of Science and Technology.


The late commissioner recently in his speech at the flagging off of the de-worming programme for pupils in public primary schools in the state, organized by the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme, in collaboration with the state government, hailed the wife of Enugu State Governor, Mrs. Monica Ugochi Ugwuanyi describing her as a role model and mentor to many.

In his address, the State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Anthony Ugochukwu, highlighted the remarkable contributions of Gov. Ugwuanyi and his wife, Monica, towards delivering healthcare services to the people of the state, especially the children and less privileged.

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The health commissioner, who was represented by the permanent secretary, Dr. Ifeanyi Agujiobi, noted with delight that Mrs. Ugwuanyi’s pet project, Ugo’s Touch of Life Foundation (U-TOLF)  has continued to provide free medical treatment for vulnerable groups and empower the less privileged in the state.

He added that the governor’s wife’s foundation also provided cancer screening machines for hospitals across the three senatorial districts of the state, stating that the de-worming exercise was one of her other numerous achievements.

The commissioner assured Mrs. Ugwuanyi of the ministry’s commitment to the success of her noble vision and that of her husband for the state, urging the people to always avail themselves of the various facilities provided by the state government to take care of their health challenges.

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