Drogba’s Laurent Pokou hospital located in city outskirts of Abidjan. Photo courtesy
Former Chelsea and Ivory coast international player Didier Drogba has allowed his newly built hospital to be used by government of Ivory coast as a screening and treatment centre of deadly pandemic Covid19.
The health facility was in its final stages of completion and its the first one constructed by Didier Drogba’s Foundation in Abidjan. It is named after the Ivory Coast legendary footballer late Laurent Pokou who was a top scorer of 1968 and 1970 AFCON tournaments.
Side view of Laurent Pokou hospital.
Laurent Pokou hospital will be one of 13 hospitals in Abidjan to be used by the state as a Covid19 health centre if at all its validated to make it functional by the West African government.
Ivory coast is one of the African countries severely hit by the pandemic, they reported the first case on 11th March and so far they have recorded 5 deaths, 85 recoveries and an over all total 574 file cases.
Didier Drogba’s Foundation headed by Director Mariam Breka recently revealed their plans to build 5 health clinics across the West African country starting with Laurent Pokou hospital located in Abidjan.