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Victim Support Fund on COVID-19 donates elevator worth N42m to health ministry

By Jacinta Nwachukwu

COVID-19 Victims Support Fund Working Group. an NGO donated an elevator with a capacity of 13 passengers and UPS equipment worth over 42 million naira to the Federal Ministry of Health.

Ms. Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji, chair of the working group, at the project’s inauguration in Abuja, said the exercise was part of her efforts to support the ministry’s activities.

Akerele-Ogunsiji noted that the task force, in September 2020, made a first donation of ICT equipment and funds to the ministry to support the ministerial expert advisory committee on the national pandemic action plan.

“State-of-the-art technological equipment, videoconferencing and surveillance facilities, as well as infrastructure to support data collection and the quality of human capacities within the ministry,” the president said, also donated, bringing “the total value of the donation to the Ministry of Health of 150 million naira.

She also announced the completion of the implementation of the three phases of the VSF working group on the COVID-19 emergency response program.

“The intervention involved the distribution of food, medical consumables and personal protective equipment (PPE) in 19 states across the six geopolitical zones of the country.

“As well as the provision of support and donations to other parastatal agencies and the construction of sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities in 54 schools in 18 states, in the six geopolitical zones of the country. “

She explained that the VSF working group on COVID-19 was inaugurated by the president of the VSF, the retired lieutenant general. TY Danjuma is mandated to provide palliative measures to internally displaced persons (IDPs) “and other vulnerable groups across the country as part of its contribution to national efforts to combat COVID-19. “.

In his response, the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, congratulated the VSF, saying that the provision of the elevator came at a very critical time, promising that the ministry would make good use of the elevator.

“It is important to mention that the Victims Support Fund (VSF) supported government efforts at different levels, in various aspects, even before COVID-19.

“In particular, during the response to the protracted humanitarian crisis in the northeast, VSF supported the ministry in developing state-specific operational plans, in order to provide targeted health responses to communities affected by the crisis. in the northeast.

“In a similar vein, at the onset of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, VSF committed to supporting the health sector in a variety of ways, including supporting the Ministerial Expert Advisory Committee on the Health Sector Response. health to COVID-19.

“Support to the secretariat in the development of the action plan to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in the health sector and also a new elevator that we are putting into service today.

“I have to say that the experience of staff and visitors in navigating this building and attending meetings, especially on the 6th floor, was hampered by the limited elevator service.

“It is also sometimes even a safety risk when the only working elevator breaks down with passengers.”

He noted that the new elevator would alleviate a lot of inconvenience faced by ministry staff.

The Minister therefore “implored everyone to adopt a culture of maintenance and to take responsibility for our environment and our equipment.

“This elevator belongs to all of us and the responsibility for its maintenance should not be left to the General Service Department alone.

“We have to do our part to keep it clean and comply with the capacity warnings,” he said.

According to him, this lift indicates that the maximum capacity is 13 people with a total weight limit of 1000 kg, but based on social distancing, it is important to limit the capacity to six people.

On behalf of the ministry and federal government staff and leadership, Ehanire thanked the President of the Victims Fund, retired General TY Danjuma and the entire VSF team for their continued support. (www.)

Source: NAN

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