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Kano Attacks: NEMA Provides Medical Items and Relief Materials

After last week assessment on the victims of the January 20 coordinated bomb blasts in Kanowho are currently receiving treatment in some hospital, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has provided drugs, medical consumables and relief materials to the hospitals just as it discovered that some patients require artificial limbs.

 The Director General of NEMA, Muhammad Sani-Sidi who led a team from Abuja for the assessment as well as distribution of items this weekend on behalf of the federal government said all the expenses of the victims would be bore by the government.

Sani-Sidi said the items were approved based on earlier assessment carried out and in line with the commitment of NEMA to facilitate necessary assistance for those in distress according to its mandates to manage all ramifications of disasters in the country.
He said the federal government was committed to addressing their plights. He commiserated with the government and people of Kano State over the incidence and prayed for early return of normalcy in the state.
Some of the victims inspected during the assessment included a leader of Anti-Bomb Squad for Kano Jigawa State who lost his hand, young children, women and the aged with different degrees of burns and bullet-wounds from the Kano Attack.
The medical items were presented to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), Dala National Orthopaedic Hospital, Military Hospital and the Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital all in Kano where most of the victims are presenting receiving treatment.
Responding on behalf of the hospitals, the Chief Medical Officer of the Dala orthopaedic Hospital, Kano, Dr Kabir Abubakar thanked NEMA for the assistance. He said most of the victims suffered gunshots and some with broken bones that may require artificial limbs.  He disclosed that the hospitals have treated and discharged most of the victims but there are others who require extensive medical treatment and psychotherapy.

Yushau A. Shuaib
Head, Public Relations
0803-5555-999
February 6, 2012
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