A renowned Professor of Surgeon and Commissioner for Health in Enugu State,Prof. Anthony Ugochukwu, is dead.
The famous surgeon died Friday night at the Memfy’s Hospital, Enugu, after a protracted illness.
His dead was confirmed by the House member representing his constituency, Oji River state Constituency in the Enugu House of Assembly Hon. Jeff Mbah.
According to source, Professor Anthony Ugochukwu has been sick from his days as Provost College of Medicine. He later recovered and concluded his work in the College.
The deceased had just returned from the United States and was doing fine before he had a sudden relapse in his health.
Mr. Jeff Mbah, who confirmed the death of the Commissioner, described the late Surgeon as “a genius and friends to all.”
“His demise 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. It is a terrible blow.”
With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the commissioner has been out of sight as his duties were being carried out by the permanent secretary in the ministry of health, Dr Ifeanyi Agujiobi.