Abuja Lawmaker Distributes N39.8 Million in Medicines and Hospital Equipment – Blueprint Newspapers Limited
A Member of the House of Representatives from the South Federal Constituency of Abuja, Hon. Hassan Usman Sokodabo, distributed drugs and equipment worth N39,850,000.64 to three rural clinics in his constituency.
Sokodabo, who revealed this to reporters during the distribution of drugs and materials at the Abaji township clinic on Wednesday, said the drugs and materials were distributed to three clinics which he said ran through the community of Tsauni in Gwagwalada Regional Council, Kulo Clinic in Kuje Regional Council. and Gawu Clinics in Abaji Regional Council.
He said the gesture was to ensure people in the affected communities have access to medical care, saying some of the rural clinics have been built over the years without equipment or medicine.
“Additionally, there are clinics in some rural communities that are not equipped, I found out that it was necessary to provide some of these clinics with medicines and equipment to enable them to have easy access to medical care,” he said.
He therefore urged the beneficiary communities to make good use of the equipment and medicines given to them, while adding that this gesture was part of his campaign promise to provide access to free health services.
Also speaking, a medical consultant/director of Jodax Universal Concept Limited, Prince Joshua Adetunji, called on the government to strengthen primary health care in rural FCT communities to improve health care among the people of the rural areas.
He commended the legislator for this gesture, while urging beneficiary communities to live up to expectations by making good use of the equipment and medicines given to them.
For his part, the Ona of Abaji, His Royal Majesty (HRM), Alhaji Adamu Baba Yunusa, appreciated the legislator for providing free medicines and equipment to three rural clinics in his constituency.
He noted that such a gesture will allow the people of the region, especially the rural ones, to have easy access to medical care, while advising the beneficiary communities to make good use of the equipment given to them.
Among the hospital equipment purchased by Al-Bill Integrated Services Ltd were hospital beds, mattresses, examination couch, Artony clamp, bedpans, pedestal ventilators, generators, chairs in metal, dressing scissors and dressing trolleys, among others.