COVID-19: CACOVID renovates isolation centre, donates medical devices to Yobe Govt.

Governor Mai Mala Buni.
Governor Mai Mala Buni.

From Sa’adatu MAINA, Damaturu

The private sector-led, Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID), on June 5, 2020, had renovated isolation centres in Damaturu and donated medical devices and consumables to Yobe government through First Bank of Nigeria Limited.

Marcus Dibel, the First Bank Business Manager, Damaturu mentioned the medical equipment’s donated to the state government at occasion of commissioning of the isolation centre in Damaturu.

He said, “As a financial institution we have a corporate social responsibility on our shoulder to assist people within our area of operation and also to support the state government in containing the spread of COVID-19.”

Dibel said the items donated were 100 beds, 100 mattresses, 100 pillows, 100 side lockers, 100 buildings, 100 overhead tables, 1 12-Lead ECG Electrodes, 1 point-of-care, blood gas, lab analyzer, 5000 heavy duty aprons.

100KVA sound-prove generator, 2 auto syringe pumps, 1 autoclave, 5 baby cots, 10 bed pans, 100 bedside switch alarms, 1 bedside switch board alarm, 100 bedside lockers, 2 critical care, electric beds, 500 bio-hazard bags.

1 bio-safety class ll, type A2 cabinets, 3 BIPAP respiratory/CPAP machines, 1 blood warmer, 50 crocs, 1 centrifuge refrigerator, 1 defibrillator(AED), 50 drip stands, 100 endotracheal tubes, 5000 disposable face masks and 3000 non-disposable.

500 face shields, 1 300 litres, chest-type freezer, 1000 full personal protective equipment’s (PPE), 10 gallipots, 10,000 disposable latex gloves, 500 rubber elbow gloves, 1000 protective gloves, 2000 hospital gowns, 100 hand sanitizers.

500 hazard suits, 5 kidney dishes, 5 patient’s multi-para meter monitor, 10 nebulizers, 5 oxygen concentrators, 25 oxygen regulators, 2 oxygenators (10L), 10 pulse oximeter.

Others were 2,000 top and pant scrubs, 2 stadiometer, suction devices, 50 Infrared thermometers, 2 dressing trolleys, 2 food serving trolleys, 1 emergency trolley and 2 ward trolleys.

The Yobe Governor, Mai Mala Buni, has expressed his gratitude to the gesture.

“We really appreciate CACOVID, which is a program that is anchored by Access Bank, First Bank as well as the Dangote Foundation.”

Governor Buni who was represented by Dr Muhammed Gana, the State Commissioner for Health also said items came in at the time that the state actually needed them.

“The support has demonstrated true partnership and the items that have been supplied have actually positioned the state to fully manage case of COVID-19.”, Buni said.


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