The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Wednesday donated drugs and consumables to three hospitals in Kano to show support to people affected by various forms of disaster in the state.
The NEMA Director General Mustapha Habib, while presenting the items said the donation was part of the federal government’s efforts to support people affected by gas explosions and other forms of disaster.
Represented by the Territorial Coordinator, Kano and Jigawa Territorial office Dr Nuraddeen Abdullahi, the DG said that the agency earlier promised to support the three hospitals for not hesitating to treat people affected by the explosion.
The hospitals include Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital (MMSH), Ja’en Primary Health Care and Sharada Primary Health Care.
Some of the items donated include 10 cartons of IV Fusion, 5% normal saline, hand sanitisers, mentholated spirits, 50 cartons of hydrocortisone injections and surgical gloves among others.
Speaking earlier, the Kano State Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Tsanyawa, said the donation would help improve 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 referral for almost all disaster cases in the state.
The state government spent over N15 million on drugs and consumables on Sharada disaster victims in the three hospitals, which offer emergency health services,” he added.