The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), distributed medical equipments to four hospitals in Kano to support victims of flooding and other social vices ravaging the country.
The Director-General NEMA, Mustapha Habib-Ahmed, while presenting the items, said the donation was made by Map International to the Hospitals in Kano.
Habib-Ahmed represented by Territorial Coordinator Kano and Jigawa Territorial office,Dr Nuraddeen Abdullahi,said the
donation was to complement the efforts of the Federal government in providing quality health care service to victims of flooding,kidnapping and banditry.
The hospitals include: Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital(MMSH), Bichi General Hospital, Wudil General Hospital and Karaye General Hospital.
He listed some of the items distributed to include prenatal micronutrient supplement X100, knee walker, syringe, krill oil 500mg, eye glasses, respirator,lancet procare, bactine spray, disposable barrier gown and sharp collector among others.
On his part, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje,
commended NEMA for the support and urged the beneficiaries to judiciously use the items.
Ganduje represented by the Executive Secretary, Kano State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Dr Saleh Jili, called for continuous synergy between SEMA and NEMA.
He advised members of the public, especially women using firewood, cooking gas and charcoal to handle fire with care and switch off electrical appliances whenever they were going out or going to bed, to avoid inferno during harmattan.
Ganduje also called on residents to desist from dumping of refuse and clear their drainages to avert flooding.
Responding, the Director Hospital Management Board, Dr Nasiru Alhassan-Kabo, commended NEMA for the kind gesture.
Alhassan-Kabo, represented by Deputy Director Hospital Management Board Kano, Ibrahim Abdullahi, said the hospitals are prepared to treat any kind of emergency cases, adding that the items would be used judiciously.