NGO do­nates equip­ment to Jik­woyi hos­pi­tal

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Ah­madu Rhoda

Hos­pi­tal equip­ment worth over N200mil­lion were on Tues­day handed over to a pri­mary health care cen­tre in Jik­woyi, a sub­urb of Abuja in Abuja Mu­nic­i­pal Area Coun­cil (AMAC) by a non­govern­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tion, African En­tre­pre­neur­ial and Hu­man De­vel­op­ment Ini­tia­tives, AEDI.

Chair­man of AEDI, Pas­tor Yomi Fa­time­hin, who handed over the equip­ment, said the aim of the or­ga­ni­za­tion was to con­trib­ute its quota to the re­duc­tion in child mor­tal­ity rate in the lo­cal­ity.

The cer­e­mony tagged ‘up­grade of pri­mary health cen­tre Jik­woyi’ at­tracted the stake­hold­ers in the health sec­tor in Abuja among whom was the ex­ec­u­tive sec­re­tary of FCT Pri­mary Health, Dr. Ril­wanu Mo­hammed, who re­ceived the hos­pi­tal equip­ment on be­half of the Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory Ad­min­is­tra­tion, FCTA.

Mo­hammed then handed over the equip­ment to the su­per­vi­sory coun­cilor for health, AMAC, Hon. Nn­odim Josephine, who then gave the equip­ment to the of­fi­cer in charge of the pri­mary health cen­tre.

The spon­sors of the pro­ject, Mo­bil Pro­duc­ing Nige­ria, a sub­sidiary of EXXONMO­BIL, rep­re­sented by Mr. Ab­dul­lahi Ahmed, said it was its con­tri­bu­tion to the de­vel­op­ment of health care ser­vice in AMAC.

Among the items do­nated were in­cu­ba­tors, de­liv­ery couch, hema­t­ocrit (for pvc), adult and pe­di­atric bed/cot, in­stru­ment cab­i­net, in­stru­ment sta­bi­lizer, sonic rid among oth­ers.

Also, AEDI did some ren­o­va­tion of the health cen­tre.

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