An NGO, Centre for Integrated Health Programmes (CIHP), has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to hospitals across the 21 local government areas of Kogi as measures against COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
Newsmen report that Mr Akpa Patrick, the State Programme Director of CIHP, handed over the PPEs to Dr Usman Zakari, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Kogi Hospitals Management Board (KHMB) in Lokoja.
According to him, CIHP is a United States-funded NGO, through the Centre for Disease Control Atlanta, which has been supporting the provision of comprehensive high-quality, family focused services to patients, including adults and children.
He noted that the NGO had earlier donated PPEs such as overall wears, spraying machines to hospitals and isolation centres in April, saying “this was the second tranche of the donation.
The CIHP programme director noted that aside supporting the primary, secondary and tertiary public healthcare facilities, the NGO had also been supporting private and faith-based hospitals in Kogi.
Items donated included hand gloves, N-95 respirators, surgical face masks, hand sanitisers, and sodium hypochloride used as disinfectants.