Governor Fintiri distributes Personal Protection Equipment to over 400 Health facilities and institutions

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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has flagged off the distribution of Personal Protection Equipment PPE and essential supplies to over four hundred and three Health Facilities and Institutions in the state.

The items distributed include foot-operated hand washing stations, wheelchairs, non-contact infrared thermometers, hand sanitizers, ventilators, sphygmomanometer, blood pressure monitors, and privacy screens.

The equipment were provided by the state government in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF and the United States Government Funded Projects among other development partners.

In his address at the occasion held at the premises of the Adamawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency in Yola Wednesday, Governor Umaru Fintiri thanked the donor agencies who are complementing the work of government in the health sector.

He advised local government chairmen, partners and other stakeholders to key into this initiative and provides at least one functional primary healthcare facility per political ward which offers twenty four hour capacity services, seven days a week.

The Governor revealed that his administration has begun the process of rehabilitating primary healthcare facilities, hospitals and has approved the recruitment of more technical workers by the Adamawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency.

He added that medical teams have been dispatched to the twenty one local government areas to reassess the readiness of primary healthcare facilities for the smooth implementation of the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund BHCPF initiative in Adamawa as well as develop the required strategic plans.

Governor Fintiri stressed that his administration is ready to do everything within available resources to reposition the health sector and urged the people to access these services that are designed especially for women, children, the elderly, orphans and the vulnerable.

In his remark, the Commissioner of Health and Human Services Professor Abdullahi Isa described provision of the items as timely as Adamawa has so far recorded one hundred and seventy six cases of Covid-nineteen as a result of community transmission of the disease in urban centres.

Professor Isa revealed that Yola North has the highest cases of eighty seven, followed by Yola South with forty seven with Girei having fifteen while urging the development partners to maintain the momentum of assisting the state to overcome the menace of contagious diseases in the state.

In his welcome address, the Executive Chairman Adamawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency Doctor Suleiman Saidu Bashir said the items were provided in response to the threat posed by Covid-nineteen in the state.


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