Nisa Premier Hospital Abuja has donated two ventilators and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), to boost the Federal Capital Territory Administration’s efforts in the battle to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the territory.
The Chief Executive Officer of the hospital, Dr. Ibrahim Wada, while making the presentation said that the donation was in recognition of the administration’s efforts in the fight against coronavirus, stressing that at the inception of the COVID-19 outbreak in the territory, Nisa Premier has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to medical workers on frontline.
Wada, also used the occasion to pledge the commitment of the hospital to provide ambulance support to move symptomatic patients from one point to the other as part of its Coperate Social Responsibility.
He said, “First, we want to appreciate the government especially the FCT Administration for the enormous and giant stride being undertaken by alleviating the suffering of the people occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We have seen the efforts you have put in place and we pray for strength for you to do more. I am here today with the chairman of Nisa hospital, Dr. Shamsudeen Usman, former Minister of National Planning and other top management staff of Nisa Premier hospital to appreciate your team.
“When we entered the pandemic period, Nisa Premier hospital was one of the first hospitals that donated PPE on behalf of the Primary Healthcare Board to medical personnel on how to stay safe. Today, we are here for more support for both medical personnel and patients.
“We have brought face masks in cartons, hand sanitizers in cartons, surgical goggles, 50 PPE, hand gloves to protect your medical personnel on frontline and two ventilators. We pledged ambulance support to move people from one place to the other because they are not well positioned within the city. Anytime we are called upon, we shall be there to assist,” he pledged.”
Responding, the FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, described the support as unique, adding that the ventilators would be used even after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aliyu, stated that she was not surprised at the donation made by the hospital, saying that the hospital had in the past put smiles on the faces of many Nigerians and Africans
In her words; “Nisa premier hospital has put smiles and still putting smiles on the faces of many Nigerians and Africans. So, I am not surprised because this is not the first time and he has come again to put smiles on many faces of indigenes and residents of the Federal Capital Territory in this period of COVID-19 pandemic.
“Actually since we have been receiving gifts here, I can proudly say we never received ventilators and other medical items like these. This is unique donation As we all know, ventilator is what every state is seeking for even in advanced climes. And today, we have one of us because Dr. Wada is also managing one of our hospitals to support us with what everyone acknowledged to be scare commodity. These ventilators will serve us beyond COVID-19 era and by extension upgrade the standard of our hospitals”.
Other items donated include face masks, hand gloves, hand sanitizers and protective goggles