KANO, Dec. 8, 2014 (NAN) The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has donated drugs and consumables worth millions of naira in aid of the victims of the recent bomb blast at Kano Central Mosque.
The items which were 31 in number and shared among the nine hospitals involved in the treatment of the victims.
The NEMA North-West Zonal Coordinator, Alhaji Musa Ilallah, who presented the items, said the gesture was meant to complement the effort of the hospitals.
“The agency decided to present the drugs to the hospitals to replenish what they used on the patients since the incident happened.
“NEMA as a Federal Government agency has responded promptly when the incident happened and will continue to respond promptly in the event of any disaster anywhere in the country,’’ he said.
According to him, the items will be distributed based on the number of patients currently on admission in each of the hospitals.
He commended health workers in the hospitals for suspending their strike in order to attend to the victims of the blast.
In his remark, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Abubakar Yusuf, represented by the Director Pharmacy, Abdullahi Umar, thanked the agency for the gesture.
Yusuf assured that the drugs would be utilised judiciously and for the purpose they were donated.
Also, the Chief Medical Director of Dala Orthopaedic Hospital, Dr Mohammed Salihu, called on health workers to suspend their strike and return to work in the interest of the country.
The hospitals involved in the treatment of the blast victims, were Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Murtala Mohammed Teaching Hospital and Sir Sanusi Hospital.
The others were Khadijah Memorial, Waziri Gidado, Sheik Jiddah, Armed Forces and Nasarawa Teaching Hospitals.