The Enugu State Commissioner for Health, Professor Anthony Ugochukwu is dead.
Late Professor Ugochukwu died Friday night at a leading private hospital, Memphys Hospital Enugu.
His death was confirmed by a member of the House of Assembly representing his Oji River State Constituency in the Enugu House of Assembly, Hon. Jeff Mbah.
The cause of his death is not yet clear as at press time but a source revealed to newsmen that he was feared to have died of the dreaded COVID -19 virus.
Hon. Mbah disclosed that the commissioner has been sick from his days as Provost College of Medicine but later recovered and concluded his work in the College.
He disclosed that after Professor Ugochukwu was appointed commissioner last year, the sickness returned, this time more severe.
He said the Commissioner just came back from the United States and was doing fine before the sudden relapse.
Since the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic, the commissioner has been out of circulation, divulging his duties to the permanent secretary of the ministry of health, Dr Ifeanyi Agujiobi.