U.S. group boosts healthcare in Yobe, donates N1.4b medical equipment
By Mohammed Abubakar,
The medical charity, World Medical Relief (WMR), has provided medical equipment worth over N1.4 billion to the Yobe State government to support Governor Ibrahim Gaidam administration's effort to make healthcare more accessible and affordable and accelerate Yobe's recovery from years of Boko Haram violence.
WMR President, George V. Samson, disclosed this when Gaidam visited the medical charity's world headquarters in Detroit, Michigan in the United States yesterday.
WMR is a non-profit, multi-funded charitable organization that collects and distributes medical and dental equipment and supplies within the U.S. and around the world to help the sick and the less-privileged.
Samson said that up to 10 40-foot containers of medical equipment and supplies, each valued at between $400, 000 and $500, 000, would be given to Yobe State to be used across its hospitals and medical centres throughout the state.
He said that the measure was to support the Gaidam administration as it works to pull Yobe out of the ditch of years of Boko Haram devastation and violence and help the people access better medical care.
Governor Gaidam, who visited WMR's facilities and warehouses based in the northern suburbs of Detroit, expressed the gratitude of the government and people of Yobe State for the support, assuring that the state government would utilise the equipment and supplies provided for the benefit of the people of the state.
The governor also assured that the state government would make all the necessary arrangements to facilitate the shipment of the equipment and supplies as soon as possible.
Gaidam said that his administration pays a lot of premium to healthcare, a fact amply underscored by the massive investments that the government continues to make in the sector.