From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has donated medical equipments to Dala Orthopedic Hospital, as part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
In a statement by Ganduje’s Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, “in his bid to tame the threat and further transmission of the global pandemic of COVID-19 in Kano state, and promoting safer working environment for health workers, while joining hands with the federal government institutions, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has donated Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs), cartons of hand sanitizer, boots, face masks, pump buckets, soaps, among others, to Dala Orthopedic Hospital, Kano.
“Other items donated to the hospital include hand gloves and other fumigating materials, all in an attempt to cleanse the facility environment and help the facility deal decisively with the pandemic.
“At a brief official presentation of all the items donated to the management of the hospital, Friday, governor Ganduje assured the Chief Medical Director Dr Muhammad Nuhu Salihu, that the state would continue to give its helping hand to the facility.
“I am glad to inform you that, this federal government facility is performing wonderfully well, as far as healthcare delivery system is concerned. That is why we are always happy to push forward our assistance to the hospital,” he said.
He added that the state government, “is so much concerned about the hazardous nature of health workers responsibility in both state and federal facilities.
“So also in our private facilities. What we are bringing today are items that can help in protect your health workers from contracting the deadly disease.”
Ganduje advocated good and proper coordination between the state and the hospital, adding that, “without proper coordination between us, we won’t achieve much in this respect.”
Ganduje ordered the general fumigation of the facility, which he directed the state Ministry of Environment, as the Commissioner of the ministry, Dr Kabiru Ibrahim Getso, was at the event, to carry out.
The same fumigation exercise has been ordered in other health facilities across the state.
The Chief Medical Director of the Orthopedic Hospital, Dr Nuhu, appreciated the gesture disclosing that, “it is the first donation we are receiving since the outbreak of the pandemic in the state. And we are extremely happy Sir for the concern and the good gesture.”
The Governor was earlier at the Abubakar Imam Urology Centre, Daula Hotel and Kano State University of Science and Technology, Wudil, being prepared as isolation center for COVID-19 potential patients.
At Nuhu Bamalli hospital, governor Ganduje made official presentation of items donated by the state, all in an effort to save the state from the threat of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
Similar items were donated to Meccah Specialist Eye Hospital, Gadon Kaya.