Abia State Government is set to distribute medical supplies and gadgets from the United State of America worth millions of naira to healthcare facilities in the state.
The latest supplies which were shipped by a non governmental organization (NGO), Life Resources International, Inc., Arkansas, USA, and facilitated by a local NGO, Zikora Foundation, Aba, are the 4th set of medical equipment and supplies received by the State in the last 2 years.
Speaking to newsmen at the government house warehouse in Umuahia, coordinator of the medical equipment and supplies delivery project of the State Government, Dr Michael Enyinnah, described the latest delivery as containing “very wide range of medical supplies and small gadgets essential for optimal healthcare delivery in the state”.
He assured that the supplies will be distributed to secondary and primary healthcare facilities in the state. Dr Enyinnah further confirmed that the 3rd tranche of the Medical supplies from USA, which included Intensive Care materials and other equipment and supplies, were dispatched to Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Aba, and expressed confidence that the hospital is well equipped to handle healthcare needs of patients who visit the facility.
Dr Enyinnah who applauded Governor Ikpeazu for his efforts in ensuring that the materials are received and distributed, assured that the government will monitor the use of the materials at the designated facilities to ensure that they are not diverted to private clinics.