The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Wednesday donated drugs and consumable items to three hospitals in Kano to support people affected by various forms of disaster in the state.
NEMA Director-General, Mustapha Habib, while presenting the items, said the donation was part of the Federal Government effort as appreciation for the support rendered to people affected by gas explosions and other forms of disaster.
Habib, represented by Territorial Coordinator Kano and Jigawa Territorial office,Dr Nuraddeen Abdullahi,said that the agency earlier promised to support the three hospitals for not hesitating to treat people affected by explosion.
The hospitals include: Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital(MMSH), Ja’en Primary Health Care and Sharada Primary Health Care.
He listed some of the items donated to include 10 cartons IV Fusion 5 per cent, Normal saline, handsanitizer, mentholated spirit, 50 cartons of Hydrocortisone Injection, Surgical Gloves among others.
On his part, the Executive Secretary, Kano State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Dr Saleh Jili, commended NEMA’s kind gesture on behalf of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
“We hope this kind of synergy between SEMA and NEMA will continue”
He urged the beneficiaries to judiciously use the items.
Speaking earlier, Kano State Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Tsanyawa, said the donation will go along way in improving healthcare service delivery in the state.
Tsanyawa, represented by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health Kano, Amina Aliyu-Musa, Commended NEMA for the support especially to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital which is used as the point of referal of almost all disaster cases in the state.
“The state government spent over N15 million on drugs and consumable on Sharada disaster victims in the three hospitals which offer emergency health services”
He noted that the state government will not relent in it’s efforts to improve the wealth and health of the well-being of it’s citizens especially in emergency and disaster.