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The Enugu State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Anthony Ugochukwu has passed on.

Nationallight reports that Dr Ugochukwu died on Friday night at Memphys Hospital, Enugu.

The commissioner who hailed from Achi in Oji River LGA of Enugu State until his appointment as Commissioner for health last year by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, was the Provost, College of Medicine, Enugu State University of Science and Technology.

He had earlier served as Dean, Faculty of Medical Sciences in the same University.

Dr Ugochukwu was one of the formost surgeons at ESUT Teaching Hospital, also known as Parklane Speacialist Hospital.

For many months he has been battling a debilitating illness which has taken him outside the country twice, once before his appointment and a few months ago after he was sworn in as Commissioner.

After his return to the country after his last treatment many expected him to return to work fully but it was not possible.

It will be recalled that the Permanent Secretary state Ministry, Dr ifeanyi Agujiobi has been in charge of the COVID 19 management in Enugu.

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