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The UNICEF staff association has donated medical equipment to a PHC in kano.

Kano: UNICEF Staff Donate Medical Equipment to PHC

On Tuesday, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Staff Association, Kano Field Office donated medical equipment to the Chiranchi Primary Health Care in the Kumbotso Local Government Area.

The chairperson of the staff association, Dr Saudat Basheer, said the gesture was to demonstrate their work for children as UNICEF staff.

“The charity initiative is to show our love and concern for the well-being of women and children in Kano State. Chiranchi Primary Healthcare was selected, being the largest hospital providing medical services to the Kumbotso Community.’’

The chairperson added that Chiranchi Primary Healthcare required equipment to improve women’s and children’s health, hence the need for the donation.

“As we hand over this equipment to you, we hope it will be utilised judiciously to meet the yearnings and aspirations of women and children,” she said.

Earlier, the Executive Secretary, of Kano State Primary Health Care Management Board, Dr Nasir Mahmoud, had commended the UNICEF Staff Association for its gesture.

Mr Mahmoud, who described the intervention as timely, said that the equipment would go a long way in strengthening primary health care in the state.

He said the PHC would commence 24-hour service to ensure quality healthcare delivery.

The Chairman of the Ward Development Committee, Chiranchi PHC, Mr Sabi’u Ado, said the corporate social responsibility by the Kano field office staff association would uplift health care delivery.

He reiterated the committee’s dedication to ensure proper utilisation of the donated items and urged residents of the community to contribute their quota by visiting the hospital for treatment.

He appealed to other organisations, companies and wealthy individuals to emulate the association.

The reports that items donated include a paediatric weighing scale, tables, chairs, laboratory centrifuge, microscopy machine, hematocrit, an extension of the laboratory slab (construction), nine delivery beds, 10 manual suction machines, 11 baby beds and 12 delivery kits.