Enugu Commissioner For Health Dies. The amiable surgeon was said to have died on Friday night at a top tier private hospital, Memphys Hospital in Enugu state.
The Nation reports that amidst the COVID -19 crisis in the country, the Enugu State commissioner for Health Professor Anthony Ugochukwu has reportedly kicked the bucket.
The development was confirmed by the House member representing his constituency, Oji River state Constituency in the Enugu House of Assembly Hon. Jeff Mbah.
Mbah described the late Surgeon as a Genius, Technocrat; “he is a great loss to both Enugu state and Nigeria.
“We are talking about a renowned Professor of Surgeon who has a lot to offer in turning around out health sector. Its a terrible blow.”
He disclosed that the commissioner just returned from the United States and was doing fine before the sudden event took place. Professor Anthony Ugochukwu has been sick from his days as Provost College of Medicine. He later recovered and concluded his work in the College.
However, shortly after he was appointed commissioner of health last year, the illness returned, this time more serious.
All these while with the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the commissioner has been out of circulation.
His duties were being discharged by the permanent secretary in the ministry of health, Dr Ifeanyi Agujiobi.