COVID-19: Residents, Stakeholders Commend SCI For Donating Another #41m Medical Equipment To Lagos
… SCI Promises More Trainings, Donations
For the third time, residents of Ikorodu axis of Lagos have been showering praises on
Save The Children’s INSPIRING project.
SCI, with funds from GSK, donated additional Infection Prevention and Control, IPC, and Personal Protective Equipment, PPE, worth over 41 million naira to 28 Primary Health Care Centres and two General Hospitals in Ikorodu LGA, Lagos State to protect health workers from COVID19.
Speaking with our Correspondent, Mrs Abigail Balogun of Owutu Ikorodu, Mrs Mariam Olowo and Madam Tinu Olaoye among others, were full of appreciation to Save The Children for all the medical materials donated and called on other organisations to emulate SCI.
Presenting the donated items on behalf of SCI’s Country Director, was the Chief of Party, INSPIRING Project. Dr Adamu Isah, who presented the speech of the Country Director revealed that the donation was to show their commitment to children’s best interests and for state government to consider SCI as a reliable partner that is ready to adjust to the needs on ground.
“Even if we don’t have the vaccines yet, we decided to prioritize those health workers working at the frontlines. Out of the 41 million, 8 million was for small devices.”
“We got Pulse Oximeter worth 8.8 million naira for quick & easier referral when the need arises in management of Pneumonia and other related cases. We have also trained 260 Health Providers in preventive medicines and for them to be Pulse Oximeter experts. We will also be supporting the Trainers to do step down to other Health workers.” Dr. Adamu explained.
He made it known that plans were underway to go back to SCI ‘s routine programming & Immunization, nutrition among others. In addition, Save The Children will continue to provide more Oxygen Concentrates, Oxygen Cylinders, Pulse Oximeters and others.
Dr. Adamu also talked about the fact that plans are currently ongoing in seeking funding to extend to other local government areas in Lagos.
“We are also starting the use of technology to increase immunization coverage through the provision of apps for every health workers to increase learning and training.
In her response, the representative of Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Saidat Ogaga appreciated SCI & gave assurance that the donated items will be put to optimal use.
All other stakeholders present at the event ; representatives of Ikorodu Local Government Chairman, Lagos State Primary Health Care Board, Lagos State Health Service Commission and GSK, agreed that the donation will help the healthcare workers to be courageous and motivated to work since they will have the necessary headgear & IPC & PPE materials.
“If they abandon patients due to fear of COVID-19, quality of care will be low. We commend SCI for serving humanity.”