From Beatrice GONDYI, Bauchi
The Nigeria State Health Investment Project (NSHIP-NPHCDA) has yesterday donated about 750 Stand-Alone Hand Washing tools to the Bauchi State Government for upward distribution to the health facilities as part of efforts to eradicate Corona virus.
The Executive Chairman, BSPHCDA, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed said the coming of NSHIP project in Bauchi State has been a great success story in recent times, in terms of projects management and execution.
Dr Mohammed while receiving the equipment at the State NSHIP PIU, office Bauchi, on behalf of the state government, observed that so far, about 194 health care centres and 12 general hospitals had undergone total restructuring and modern results oriented services.
He said from the NSHIP intervention, health care centers, health workers, people and communities have been given utmost priorities especially through renovation, construction, investment credit, and of course subsidy payment initiative which are made according to performance based services.
He then assured that the NPHCDA government will make ensure utilization, as well as quick and equal distribution of the items to all health facilities and general hospitals in the state.
Dr Rilwanu Mohammed therefore called on the people to ensure self protection and rejects the notion that Coronavirus is not real rather an avenue of money making, emphasizing that the results of denial is impactful to more increase in number of cases the state is witnessing today and “we have had or face same issue during polio eradication campaign but today Nigeria has been declared as polio free land in the world by the WHO.”
Presenting the equipment to the state government, the State NSHIP Project Coordinator Dr Adamu Mohammed said the National Project Implementation Unit in the NPHCDA has procured and allocated 750 Stand-Alone Hand Washing tools for Bauchi State and already over 300 have been received by the state NSHIP PIU while the remaining 450 is underway.