Kogi State Receives N30m Medical Equipment
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on Monday presented medical equipment worth about N30 million for 60 health facilities in Kogi.
Dr Alobo Gabriel, the State Team Leader for Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), disclosed this while handing over the equipment to the State Ministry of Health.
Gabriel said that the equipment would be distributed to 45 primary healthcare centres, five training health institutions, and 10 hospitals across the state.
“We all know that Kogi being in the northern part of Nigeria has a very high rate of maternal, parental and child mortality and morbidity, and we are the vanguard for preventing these health challenges.
“We have achieved many laudable projects in Kogi and we plan to support all pre-services institutions with training materials and equipment to help train nurses, doctors, midwives, community health officers and extension workers.
“We appreciate Kogi Government for doing so well in supplying equipment, renovating hospitals and employing new health workers, which I believe would help tremendously to reduce maternal and child mortality in Kogi.
“It is our hope that the medicals will be well utilised to ensure reduction of maternal, parental and child mortality rate in the state,” Gabriel said.