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COVID-19: NDDC donates medical equipment, consumables to A’Ibom govt



The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has donated medical equipment and consumables to the Akwa Ibom Government to help contain the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

The Acting Managing Director of NDDC, Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, during the presentation of the items said that the commission was committed to assisting states in the Niger Delta region to fight the pandemic.

Pondei, who was represented by the Akwa Ibom NDDC Director, Mr Obot Udoete, said that the commission was fulfilling it’s mandate to the state governments in the region in the battle against Coronavirus.

The equipment donated included: Ventilators, ECG machines, Infra red thermometers, Infusion pumps, standard hospital beds, mobile dialysis machines.

Others are arterial blood gas machines, mobile ultrasound machines and syringes among others.

The NDDC appreciates the near overwhelming impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and that is why the commission considered it urgent to supply the medical equipment to the nine states in the region,” he said.

Pondei, however, assured the state government of the commission’s more robust interventionist projects and programmes.

Responding on behalf of the state government, Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), who received the items on behalf  of Gov. Udom Emmanuel, commended NDDC for the gesture.

Ekuwem said that the medical equipment and the consumables were in line with the state government’s strategy in tackling the ravaging Coronavius pandemic.

“The governor pays a high premium on the well being of the Akwa Ibom people.

“As such these medical supplies will go a long way to add to what the state government has already put on ground in its aggressive fight against Coronavirus pandemic,” he said.

The SSG expressed the state government’s appreciation to the commission and promised to utilise the items effectively.

In his remarks, the Akwa Ibom Commissioner for Health, Dr Dominic Ukpong, said that there was the need for every agency of government to join hands in the fight against Coronavirus.

Ukpong, who is the incident manager of COVID-19 in the state, thanked the management of NDDC for the donation of the medical equipment.

He assured the commission  that the equipment would be directly deployed in the fight against the spread of the pandemic in the state. (NAN

Edited By: Debo Oshuindun/Donald Ugwu (NAN)

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