The Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC), has delivered a consignment of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Federal Medical Centre, Idi Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
This is coming after this newspaper exclusively reported how some nurses improvised with polythene bags following the admission of two patients showing Covid-19 symptoms on Monday.
The nurses resorted to the polythene bags after being denied of PPE, the recommended safety gear for the treatment of an infectious disease. The hospital management, however, denied the report, saying they wore a disposable gown instead.
Meanwhile, in a statement issued by the spokesperson of the hospital, Segun Orisajo, on Friday, the management has received new PPE from NCDC.
According to him, the donation of the PPE was made possible by the unrelenting efforts of the Medical Director, Adewale Musa-Olomu who had been on the neck of the NCDC for sometime.
The items received by the Centre include PPEs, face masks, gloves among others.
Receiving the items, the Medical Director appreciated the NCDC for its quick response to the hospital’s request assuring that the items received will be judiciously utilized.
“This will not be the first time we shall be receiving this kind of assistance from the NCDC. I wish to commend the NCDC for always honouring our request on the supply of PPEs and other intervention.”
“I have always maintained that the current administration in the Centre is after the welfare of the entire members of staff, that we shall not deny them their dues and will always watch over their backs in and out of duty,” Mr Musa-Olomu said.