Japan donates $89,662 medical equipment to Bwari hospital
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.