By Ibrahim Kado
The World Health Organisation (WHO), says it has distributed assorted Infectious Prevention Control (IPC) materials to 42 Primary Healthcare Centres in Adamawa.
Mr Semeeh Omoleke, WHO’s Coordinator in Adamawa, stated this at the distribution exercise, on Tuesday in Yola.
Omoleke, represented by Mr Katuga Emmanuel, WHO’s National Immunisation Officer, said that the materials were meant to safeguard the health of the populace in communities across the state.
He commended the management of the healthcare centres for ensuring effective utilisation of the kits earlier provided to them and urged them to sustain the tempo.
“On a good note, we have distributed this material before, this is additional supply we are given to you, all to safeguard the health of our populace in your various communities.
“It is not only for COVID-19, we want to ensure that all our populace are prevented from all diseases.
“Cholera just affected us and it is still ongoing, so our health workers should use this materials to ensure they and their patients are protected,’’ he said.
In his remarks, Dr Bashir Ahmed, Executive Chairman, Adamawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (PHCDA), commended the gesture and pledged to ensure judicious use of the donated items.
Ahmed, represented by Ibrahim Talba, Director, Essential Drug and Logistics in the agency, said the gesture would assist to stem spread of cholera in the state.
He also lauded the UN health agency for its interventions in health sector, adding that it impacted positively on enhancing quality healthcare service delivery in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the materials included isolation gowns, boots, antiseptics, gloves, among others. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)