Enugu State Commissioner for Health, Anthony Ugochukwu is dead.
The Nation reports that Ugochukwu died on Friday night at a leading private hospital, Memphys Hospital Enugu.
According to the news medium, a member representing Oji River State Constituency in the State House of Assembly, Jeff Mbah confirmed the report.
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 Surgery who has a lot to offer in turning around our health sector. Its a terrible blow.”
Mbah disclosed that the deceased had just returned from the United States and was doing fine before the sudden relapse.
Ugochukwu was said to be out of duty since the outbreak of the COVID-19 after he felt sick and the permanent secretary in the ministry of health, Dr Ifeanyi Agujiobi had been playing his roles.