COVID-19: Ondo Govt. distributes Protective Equipments to health facilities



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)

DiamondJubilee: Cleric says it’s time for sincere transformation, genuine renewal Lakers dominate Heat for lopsided win in Game 1 of NBA Finals Buhari advocates community level intelligence to check insecurity IHRC urges FG to defend fundamental human rights of Nigerians Buhari’s 60th Independence Day Address Nigeria at 60: Coalition laments condition of many older persons Nigeria greater together as one, says Buhari Nigeria @60: Plateau NMA decries high maternal, infant mortality in the country ASUU seeks adoption of UTAS to end strike‎ Nigeria at 60: Fintiri congratulates Nigerians CGE distributes 9000 solar powered radio to adolescents girls in Gombe Fayemi approves conversion, inter-cadre transfer for 603 civil servants Nigeria at 60: US lauds Nigeria’s commitments to tackling corruption [email protected]: FCT Minister donates cooking gas, food items to flood victims Nigeria @60: Army chief harps on Nigeria’s unity, warns divisive elements ICPC rates Nigerian Correctional Service high on ethics Bayern Munich ride luck to win German Super Cup and fifth title of year Ruthless Nadal stays on course at French Open Neymar and Alvaro avoid French Ligue 1 sanctions Manchester United, Everton, Manchester City join Spurs in English League Cup quarter-finals Benue govt. honours Ordega, Onazi Police arrest 47 over alleged kidnapping, unlawful possession of weapons COVID-19: NCDC announces 201 fresh infections in Nigeria Independence: KEDCO urges Nigerians to support power sector reform Independence: Sen. Adeola urges Nigerians to redress wrongs at 60 Aba residents decry killing of Malaysian returnee in Aba Bauchi, Jigawa floods: FG commiserates with victims, begins flood assessment NCF calls for concerted effort to preserve environment PDP condemns repeated attacks on its candidate for Ondo race Officials advocate building of toilets to end open defecation by 2025 Nigeria @ 60: Atiku calls for youth-centred development plan Harry Potter flies in London, playing Quidditch over Leicester Square Governors donate N100m to Borno Government Country singer/songwriter Mac Davis, who wrote ‘In the Ghetto,’ dead at 78 Independence:NEPZA boss promises to use FTZs, SEZs rejuvenate nation’s economy Curtailing access to forex proceeds will limit exporter’s contributions to economy – FACAN Customs boss charges NDA cadets to place national interest above all other considerations  Felix Duke calls out Pretty Okafor over Creative Industry Group (CIG) Trademark fraud Akwa Ibom to implement flood-control project across 18 communities House seeks immediate demarcation of boundary among warring communities in Nasarawa, Benue Independence Day: Gbajabimila, Wase, Elumelu congratulate Nigerians 2021 budget: Reps approve N13.08 trn expenditures, $40 oil price benchmark Expert urges schools to embrace ICT as  new method of teaching Independence: Plateau speaker urges Nigerians to defend nation’s unity [email protected]: Gov. Bello says insecurity threat to growth, development Nigeria @ 60: PDP urges Buhari to reposition government 2023: Umahi denies alleged rift with NASS members from Ebonyi Nigeria @ 60: 120 eminent Nigerian elders, leaders for National Dialogue — Utomi Group says community policing key to curbing insecurity Oyetola salutes Nigeria at 60, sues for peace, unity