Katsina State Medical and Health Workers Union has commenced distribution of sanitisers and face masks free of charge as a way of preventing the outbreak of Corona virus.
Medical workers distributes free sanitisers, masks
From MuawuyaBalaIdris, Katsina
The Chairman of the Union, Comrade Mannir Suleiman told newsmen that the distribution is to cover all the 34 Local Government Areas.
“We have purchased cartons of sanitisers, face masks and other protective devices for distribution free of charge to public.
“We targeted important places such as markets, places of worship, motor parks and government offices to carry out the distribution exercise,” he said.
He said the sanitisers and face masks were purchased from the members’ monthly dues as contribution of the union to fight the disease.
“It is part of our responsibility as a health workers union to complement the effort of the state government in taking necessary measures to prevent the outbreak of the disease,” Suleiman noted.
He said the union has also directed its members to sanitise and enlighten people on how to protect themselves from contracting the disease.
“We have mobilised over 10, 000 members of the union to enlighten people especially those living in rural areas on personal hygiene and cleanness of their environment,” the Chairman added.
He appealed to people of the state to always adhere to medical experts’ advice to prevent themselves from contracting any disease.
Suleiman commended the effort of the state government and other stakeholders for the measures taken against the virus in the state.