The Commissioner for health in Cross Rivers State; Mrs Betta Edu has made an appeal to the federal government on Friday during a press briefing.
The state till moment has not recorded a single case of Covid-19.
It was gathered by Career Mission Media that the state has appealed for funding through the National Center for Disease Control.
The state said it has shut over 300 legal and illegal borders with all neighboring states and taking all safety measures to curb the infections.
The Commissioner for health further stated that;
Cross River is in the middle of states with COVID-19, including Cameroon.
We have thousands of Cameroonian refugees in the state. We need more resources for advocacy, personal protection equipment, sanitisers and money to pay health surveillance officers, among others,” said Mrs Edu, a medical doctor.
Mrs Edu is also the head of the COVID-19 Task force in Cross River.
The federal government and NCDC should not only focus on states with the virus. They should also stretch their hand to Cross River and support the prevention strategies.
We have been manning over 300 legal and illegal borders across the state and we pay the security and local vigilantes daily.
We also want support in the area of equipping the molecular laboratory we have here to help us test cases of COVID-19 in the state.
The Commissioner outlined several projects that has been carried out since the outbreak of Covid-19.
The state was said to have set up an Emergency Operation Center. Also, millions of protective materials was said to have been distributed and hundreds of health experts have been trained and employed.