NEMA donates medical items, drugs to hospitals in Kano State

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The National Emergency Management Agency has provided medical items and drugs to about four hospitals in Kano State, to provide support to flood victims and for other emergency cases.

While presenting the items, NEMA Director-General, Mustapha Habib-Ahmed, said the donation was made by Map International to the Kano hospitals.


Habib-Ahmed, represented by NEMA Coordinator, Kano and Jigawa Territorial office, Nuraddeen Abdullahi, said the donation was to complement the efforts of the Federal government in providing quality healthcare service to victims of floods, kidnapping and banditry. He also listed the benefitting hospitals to include Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, Bichi General Hospital, Wudil General Hospital, and Karaye General Hospital.


Meanwhile, some of the items distributed included prenatal micronutrient supplement X100, knee walker, syringe, krill oil 500mg, eyeglasses, respirator, lancet pro-care, bactine spray, disposable barrier gown and sharp collector among others. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje expressed his gratitude to NEMA in his opening remarks, for the momentary support and urged all beneficiaries to ensure judicious use of the items.


Ganduje, who was represented by the Executive Secretary, Kano State Emergency Management Agency, Saleh Jili, called for continuous synergy between SEMA and NEMA. Similarly, he charged members of the public, particularly women using firewood, cooking gas, and charcoal, to handle fire with care and switch off electrical appliances whenever not in use.


Ganduje also called on residents to desist from indiscriminate dumping of refuse and to always clear drainages to avert flooding. Responding, the Kano State Director, Hospital Management Board, Nasiru Alhassan-Kabo, also commended NEMA for the kind gesture and a job well-done.





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