The Ondo State Government on Thursday distributed Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to health workers in both public and private health facilities across the 18 local government areas of the State.
The News Agency of Nigeria, reports that the equipment include: surgical face masks, 95 Respirators, scrubs, disposable gloves, face shields, goggles, Biohazard bags, and heavy duty aprons.
Others are: personal protective equipment, Ondo State Fabric face masks, boots, hand sanitisers, hand wash, bottled water, soaps, disinfectants, antiseptic lotion, germicide, lifebuoy and soap.
The Chairman of the State Inter-ministerial Committee on Coronavirus (COVID-19), Prof. Adesegun Fatusi presented the equipment to representatives of the various health facilities and sector at the Central Medical Store in Akure.
Fatusi said the distribution was part of government efforts to reduce the spread of Coronavirus in the state.
“It is a periodic activity by the Inter-ministerial Committee as part of measures of protecting health workers and patients from contracting the virus.
The chairman described logistic supply to health facilities as a bedrock to a viable health system and the intention was to ensure that health workers across the state work in a safe and serene environment.
He said that the distribution would continue until the pandemic was over.
Fatusi decried the non adherence to precautionary measures against Coronavirus by some individuals as disturbing and capable of frustrating collective efforts at controlling its spread.
He reminded the people of the COVID-19 law in the state, stressing that those who contravene it would be prosecuted.
The Acting Commissioner for Health and Special Assistant on Health, Dr. Jibayo Adeyeye, said that the distribution of the equipment would boost government efforts at combating Coronavirus.
Adeyeye, who was represented by Dr Toyin Ogundare, said that it was also a fulfillment of government promise that health workers in the state would be adequately protected.
He said that the 400 health workers earlier infected with coronavirus have been successfully treated.
Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, a Pharmacist, Olukoju Aderemi, commended the state government for the initiative, saying that it will go a long way to prevent health workers in the state from contracting the virus.
Edited By: Remi Koleoso/Bayo Sekoni (NAN)