A humanitarian organization based in the United States, Achana Legacy Foundation has donated equipment worth millions of naira to boost primary healthcare centres in Abuja, the nation’s Federal Capital Territory.
The equipment donated are Electric Hill-Room, Advanta worth $2,800.00,CV Arts,CV Split, CSR Wrap worth $900.00, Dharma Relief Face Masks with Earloops worth $1,080.00, Monitor worth $2,594.00,Vacuum Regulator worth $1,074.95,Synringes,50cc, Catheter Tip worth $4.400.00,Pressure Tubing, assorted worth $3,200.00, and BlanketbWarming CabinetSingle Chamber worth $1,939.00.
Others include: Stryker,Secure 2,w/mattress worth $3,136.40,ECG Monitor w/stand worth$3,088.86, Hemorrhoid worth $2,669.80,IV Line Connectors,Needless LuerAccess Devise worth $1,196.16,#95 Cone-Type Respirato worth $1.200.00, Video Camera Console SK worth $3,995.00, Electrosurgical Generator worth $3,462.00 among other assorted non-pharmaceutical items.
This was contained in a press statement issued by the spokesperson to the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Austin Elemue and obtained by TOS News on Wednesday.
Receiving the equipment, the FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijani Aliyu on behalf of the administration expressed profound gratitude to the foundation for responding to the clarion call by the administration in pursuit of the development of primary healthcare centres in Abuja.
The minister who revealed that at the peak of Covid-19 pandemic, the administration reached out to well meaning Nigerians in diaspora to come to its aid by equipping primary healthcare centres in rural communites, however noted that the biomedical equipment donated by the foundation would not only save the administration huge amount of money, but would also go a long way to boost primary healthcare centres delivery in the Federal Capital Territiry.
Her words: “The FCT for a long time has been yearning for such support from Nigerians in the diaspora. We thank the foundation for coming to our aid by donating three(3)40ft.contianers filled with biomedical equipment to the Federal Capital Territory.
“There is much we can all do to make Nigeria better than clamoring for secession. If all Nigerians can contribute their quotas, only then we will come to the realization that nation building is not the responsibility of government alone. This donation will no doubt boost primary healthcare in the FCT.”
Representative of the foundation, Mr. Mustapha Salihu, while presenting the equipment disclosed that the foundation has carried out numerous humanitarian services across African countries particularly in Nigeria. He said the group has donated equipment to states like Bauchi, Kwara and Kogi with a view to cushioning the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, adding that the donation would be replicated in other states of the federation.
“We stand on the philosophy that a healthy nation is a wealthy nation and before we can attain wealth we have to attain wellness as a people. More importantly, we have to join hands with the government seeing that we are going through a pandemic,” he said.
Earlier, the Ag. Executive Secretary of FCT Primary Healthcare Board, Dr. Iwot Ndaeyo in his remarks described the donation as the highest single donations to boost FCT Primary Healthcare Centres in the past 30years. He pledged that the items will be used for the wellness of the people.