Adamawa blast; NEMA donates drugs to hospitals treating victims
By; Tina Phineas, Yola.
In its efforts to cushion the hardship of victims of disaster, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has donated drugs and assorted medical consumables to three hospitals currently treating
victims of bomb blast in Adamawa State.
Presenting the medical assistance to the three hospitals namely; Federal Medical Centre, Specialist Hospital and Peace Hospital in the State capital on Wednesday, the State coordinator of NEMA Alhaji Sa’ad Bello said the gesture was meant to supplement the effort of these hospitals that have been offering free medical assistance to victims of bomb blast in the state.
According to him, the logic behind the presentation is to prepare ahead of any eventuality of disaster adding that usually, when bomb blast occur, the hospitals housing the victims run short of drugs and medical consumables.
He added bomb attacks in the pasthappened at night, hence
his organisation decided to provide drugs to equip the hospitals responding to the free treatment of the victims to forestall any disaster and for the hospitals to have enough drugs to cater for wounded victims.
Bello who made the donations on behalf of the Director General of NEMA Alhaji Muhammad Sani Sidi, explained that the gesture was also to encourage the hospitals to continue the free medical services they have been rendering to victims of bomb blast.
“The bomb blast usually affect large number of people and the hospitals responsible for the treatment of the bomb blast victims needed to be equipped so as to cater for large number of the wounded” he said.
Bello said the DG called on other Nigerian to emulate the owner of Peace Hospital in Yola who have been providing free medical assistance to victims of bomb blast in the state without asking for a dime.
Receiving the drugs, the Medical Director of Federal Medical Centre, Yola, Professor Mohammad Abubakar Awaal said the donations will go a long way in supporting victims of the blast.
He said the hospital will judiciously use the drugs, adding that the victims of the last Tuesday bomb attack in the state were fast recuperating from wounds they sustained from the blast adding that 45 percent of the victims have been discharged.
Also receiving the drugs, the Medical Director and owner of Peace Hospital, Dr Niyi Oriolouwo said the gesture was a welcome development adding that his hospital only provides free medical assistance as part of it social responsibility to the state.
He however appreciated NEMA and the state Government for the gesture and for remembering a private hospital like his.