AISHA Buhari, Nigeria’s First lady on Monday donated medical equipment and drugs to support Yobe government in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
The First Lady, represented byAlhaji Bama’aji Kukawa, made the donation through her pet project “Future Assured programme”.
While presenting the materials, Kukawa said the equipment were donated to Yobe State University Teaching Hospital, Specialists’ Hospital and Maryam Abacha Family Support Hospital, all in Damaturu.
“This is part of Her Excellency’s efforts and commitment to complement government’s efforts in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, through her Future Assured Programme” Kukawa said.
Receiving the items, Yobe Governor, Mai Mala Buni, said the intervention would complement, as well as add value to the prevention and control measures of the state government to curb the spread of coronavirus in the state.
“I am also pleased to inform you that Yobe state government had long before the report of any suspected case in the state, taken adequate measures for possible eventualities.
“Government constituted COVID-19 Prevention and Control Committee under the chairmanship of His Excellency, the Deputy Governor, Mr Idi Gubana, with other critical stakeholders serving as members.
“We have also established three isolation centers equipped with the necessary equipment at the Yobe State Teaching Hospital, the Specialists’ Hospital and the Federal Medical Center Nguru” Buni said.
According to the Governor, government has coverted GAAT Hotel into an isolation center to cater for those who test positive.
The items donated include hand sanitizers, surgical face masks, respiratory masks, goggles, protective suits and drugs. (NAN)
– May 18, 2020 @ 17:45 GMT |