The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has distributed medical consumables and drugs to nine hospitals in Kano to strengthen the treatment of the people affected by the recent bomb blasts in Kano.
This is contained in a press statement signed by Manzo Ezekiel, the Press Officer of NEMA and made available on Wednesday in Abuja.
It stated that the Director General of NEMA, Muhammad Sani-Sidi, was represented by its North West Zonal Coordinator Musa Illalah.
According to the statement, Mr. Sani-Sidi reaffirmed the commitment of the Federal Government to support the quick recovery of the victims.
It stated that the agency had brought the items to replenish the stock that had been exhausted by the hospitals in the treatment of the victims of the Kano Central Mosque attack.
He said that the distribution is aimed at complementing the positive response of the hospitals that spontaneously accepted to treat the victims.
Mr. Sani-Sidi added that the assistance from NEMA is not late as some of the patients were still in the hospitals.
He further commended the health workers in the state for suspending their industrial actions for the sake of the victims and returning to back to support them in their various hospitals.
The DG said that the items for distribution contained 31 medical items, which would be distributed according to the number of victims in the hospitals.
He listed the hospitals where the victims were admitted as the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, National Orthopedic Hospital Dala, Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital, Sir Sanusi Hospital, Armed Forces Hospital.
Others are also admitted at Sheikh Jiddah Hospital, Khadija Hospital, Waziri Gidado Hospital and Muhammad Abdullahi Wase hospital.
Kano State Commissioner of Health, Labaran Yusuf, who received the drugs on behalf of the state government before the distribution, appreciated the Federal Government through NEMA for the kind gesture.
Speaking on behalf of the benefitting hospitals, the Chief Medical Director of the National Orthopedic Hospital, Salihu Muhammad, assured that the medical items would be judiciously used for the benefit of the victims.
The items distributed include Lysol solution, chromic sutures, chromic cat gut, Vicryl injection, cetriazone, pentazocine, saline and metronidazole, amongst others.