COVID-19 Response: Kano Donates Equipment To Dala Orthopedic Hospital
By Abdulyassar Abdulhamid
In his bid to tame the threat and further transmission of the global pandemic of COVID-19 in Kano state and promote safer working environment for health workers, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje donated equipment to Dala Orthopedic Hospita.
The equipment donated include Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), cartons of hand sanitizer, boots, face masks, pump buckets, soaps, hand gloves,pp fumigating materials, among others.
The move is with a view to cleansing the environment of the facility and help the facility deal decisively with the pandemic, a press statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Malam Abba Anwar, said on Friday.
Presenting the items to the management of the hospital, Governor Ganduje assured the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Muhammad Nuhu Salihu, that the state would continue to give its helping hand to the facility.
Gandue said: “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.”
The govenor added that the state government is so much concerned about the hazardous nature of health workers responsibility in both state, federal and private health facilities in the state.
He, however, urged for good and proper coordination between the state and the hospital.
He added: “Without proper coordination between us we won’t be able to achieve much in this respect. Our system of coordination must be effective.”
Governor Ganduje also directed the the commission state’s Ministry of Environment, Dr Kabiru Ibrahim Getso, for general fumigation of the facility.
Speaking, the commissioner said, “His Excellency the Governor directed us to go round and fumigate all health facilities in the state, among other public places. Here we are at the federal government facility, Dala Orthopedic Hospital.
“Similar fumigation exercises are taking place at other health facilities across the state. We are even going round private facilities.”
The CMD of the Orthopedic Hospital, Dr Nuhu appreciated the gesture disclosing that the donation was the first since the outbreaking of the pandemic in the state.
He also appreciated how caring the state has been to the hospital for a very long time, emphasising that,
Dr Nuhu said: “Sir we are very grateful for all the good things your administration has been rendering to our facility. We are also grateful and thankful for the new gate the state government has constructed for us Sir.”
Governor Ganduje was earlier at Abubakar Imam Urology Centre and Daula Hotel where he inspected an Isolation Centres, as provided by the state and Kano State University of Science and Technology, Wudil, for COVID-19 potential patients.
At Nuhu Bamalli hospital, governor Ganduje made an 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, Kano when the hospital management thanked the state government for the good caring and concern.