Ja­pan do­nates $89,662 med­i­cal equip­ment to Bwari hos­pi­tal

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Ab­dul­la­teef Salau

The Gov­ern­ment of Ja­pan, work­ing un­der the Ja­panese Grant As­sis­tance for Grass­roots Hu­man Se­cu­rity Projects (GGP), has do­nated med­i­cal equip­ment worth $89,662 to the Bwari Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal, Abuja.

The project tagged: “Pro­cure­ment of Med­i­cal Equip­ment for Bwari Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal,” was im­ple­mented with the sup­port of a lo­cal NGO, Women’s Right to Ed­u­ca­tion Pro­gramme (WREP).

The do­nated equip­ment in­cluded ul­tra sound ma­chine with vagi­nal probe, med­i­cal re­sus­ci­taire with warmer, de­liv­ery beds, anaes­thetic ma­chine, theatre op­er­at­ing light, op­er­at­ing table in­cu­ba­tor and a host of oth­ers.

Speak­ing dur­ing the com­mis­sion­ing cer­e­mony, the Ja­panese Am­bas­sador to Nige­ria, Mr Sadanobu Kusaoke, said that the ges­ture was meant to en­able the hos­pi­tal provide improved health­care ser­vices and strengthen diplo­matic re­la­tion with Nige­ria.

“We have taken ac­tion to bridge the gap and now suc­cess­fully com­pleted the project,” he added.

He ex­pressed his hope that the med­i­cal equip­ment would lead to re­duc­tion in child and ma­ter­nal mor­tal­i­ties in Bwari and neigh­bour­ing com­mu­ni­ties and help peo­ple to live health­ier lives.

He charged the hos­pi­tal’s management on proper main­te­nance of the fa­cil­i­ties.

The Ex­ec­u­tive Direc­tor of WREP, Ms Mimido Achakpa, said that the choice of Bwari hos­pi­tal was based on health needs as­sess­ments sur­vey which re­vealed the need for new equip­ment.

Re­spond­ing, the med­i­cal direc­tor of the hos­pi­tal, Dr Osayande Osagie, com­mended Ja­pan for the kind ges­ture.

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