By; SAMSON YAKI, Lafia
The Saving One Million Lives Programme has donated equipment worth millions of Naira to the Nasarawa State University Keffi Health Centre.
Making the donation on behalf of the Saving One Million Lives Programme, the Commissioner for Health Nasarawa State, Pharmacist Yahaya Ahmed Baba said the intervention programme which is in its fourth year running, has seen the intervention programme upgrading medical equipment in all the General Hospitals in the state.
According to him, with the University as a beneficiary, the donation will further strengthen the Hospital’s capacity to deliver on its core mandate of reliable diagnostics and offering Primary Health care services.
Receiving the equipment on behalf of the University, The Deputy Vice – Chancellor Administration, Professor Ibrahim Muhammad Haruna who stood in for the Vice-Chancellor Professor Suleiman Bala Mohammed eulogized the pragmatic leadership of His Excellency Engr.
Abdullahi A. Sule for the giant strides he is making in the health sector, while thanking the Saving One Million Lives Project for the donation, he said “this equipment will touch more than one million lives” because the hospital receives patients from Karu, Toto, Nasarawa and environs.
While assuring that the equipment will be judiciously utilized for the purpose for which it was donated, he further made an appeal to the Commissioner for the provision of a Full Automatic Chemistry Analyzer, 4 D Scanner and,an X-Ray Machine, a request the Commissioner promised to make available to the University Health Centre.
Equipment donated included 3 Vital Sign Monitors, 3 Autoclave Machines, 3 Suction Machines, 3 Sterilizers and 3 Nebulizers
The Saving One Million Lives Programme is a World Bank assisted Programme aimed at improving Maternal and Child Health care and reducing Maternal and Child mortality rate.
On hand to receive the equipment were the Director of the Health Centre, Dr. S. A.Asaniyan, The Head Medical Unit, Dr. Magnus Anumunu, The Head, Medical Lab Unit, Comrade Isaac Igbabuwa and the Head of Physiotherapy Ezeilo Adaeze.