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FCDO Health Funded Programme Donates Infrared Thermometers, PPEs And Medical Consumables To Zamfara

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FCDO Health Funded Programme Donates Infrared Thermometers, PPEs And Medical Consumables To Zamfara

The Foreign Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) funded Health Project “Lafia Programme” has donated 119 Infrared Thermometers, Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and Medical Consumables to Zamfara State to support Covid-19 response in the state.

The Coordinator of the prograramme in the state, Dr Mannir Bature disclosed this in Gusau on Wednesday at the closeout meeting of the Lafiya Prograramme in the state.

“In order to ensure effective Covid-19 response in the state as well as continuation of essential healthcare services to the people of Zamfara state, the UK Government through the Lafiya prograramme has donated Covid-19 response equipments to the state.

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“The items are for distribution to primary health care centers as part of its core objectives of protecting the health workers and ensure continuation of essential maternal, newborn and child has services in the state” Bature said.

According to him the donated items comprised 1,553 pieces of face shield, 9,317 examination gloves, Waste Bin (Colour coded with cover) 240 pieces, Clorine, 1,242 containers and 52 pieces of bucket with tap.

“The items also donated include 480 pieces of mopping bucket with sticks, 40 backpack sprayer,12,063 medical masks, 62,112 surgical gloves, 54 sharp container and 256 sharp container boxes.

“The items were 622 biohazard bags, 18,634 hand sanitizer gel, 3,106 sodium hypochloride, 7,192 pieces of liquid soap and 1,553 detergents”, he added.

According to Bature, the Lafiya Prograramme is a FCDO funded project was flexed to Zamfara State to support Covid-19 response since May 2020.

He said the prograramme has conducted so many activities since inception ranging from capacity building of health workers to supporting community engagement and conduct of Covid-19 testing.

He commended support and cooperation to the programme by the state government, Ministry of Health and other stakeholders.

In his remark, the Zamfara State Commissioner of Health, Alhaji Yahaya Kanoma commended the FCDO for its kind support to healthcare sector of the state through the Lafiya prograramme.

Kanoma noted that the Lafiya prograramme had contributed immensely to the state especially at Covid-19 response activities.

He appealled to FCDO to extend the prograramme in Zamfara considering its impact to health care delivery for the citizens of the state.

“We are going to follow up our request to FCDO Zonal office Kano in verbal and written for extension of the programme in Zamfara State”, the Commissioner said.

He commended other partners who have been supporting the state in promoting health care delivery.

The meeting was attended by representatives of Unicef, Mrs Kulu Sanda National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Media among others.

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