The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has donated two ventilators to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, and one to the
principal hospital in its host community, the Bwari General Hospital, in preparation for any eventuality.
This was contained in a statement signed by the board’s head of media, Dr Fabian Benjamin, and made available to Blueprint, Wednesday.
“These are, indeed difficult times for all Nigerians as we collectively battle to contain the spread of COVID-19. It is in the light of this that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board is urging all prospective tertiary institutions intakes, students,
parents and, indeed, the entire country to support the government by abiding by all instructions aimed at fighting the spread of the pandemic,” part of the statement read.
According to the statement, the board appreciates the support and donations from corporate bodies and individuals towards complementing government’s efforts aimed at containing the spread of the pandemic as well as treating those already infected with the virus.
The statement said the pro-activeness was borne out of the JAMB’s desire to plan in line with the federal government’s determination to ensure that no Nigerian die as a result of the virus.
“The donation of these ventilators which cost several millions is to strategically place these hospitals in good stead to give necessary treatment to COVID-19 patients whether in Bwari or any other part of Abuja. However, this gesture was in addition to the several other interventions aimed at aiding the fight against the virus.
“The Board will continue to support the fight against the pandemic within its limited means and by so doing, protect our teeming candidates who are the hopes of tomorrow.”