Former Ivorian international Didier Drogba has aided the government of the Ivory Coast in the fight against the outbreak by using his private hospital located in the city of Abidjan as a coronavirus treatment center as the country prepares for to contain the outbreak.
The Hospital which is named after Ivory Coast footballer Laurent Pokou, who died in 2016, and was Built through Drogba’s charity foundation, will now be donated to the Ivorian government to help in combating the pandemic.
The head of Abidjan’s regional council, Vincent Toh Bi Irie, thanked Drogba for the gesture which he described as ‘patriotic’ stressing that the facility will be very useful in the fight against the coronavirus once is functional.
“We thank Drogba for this donation, which is considered an act of patriotism,” Toh Bi Irie said.
Drogba had been in the news weeks back when he called out two French scientists for suggesting that COVID-19 vaccine trials must start in Africa.