A Non Governmental Organization, Save the Children International has donated medical life saving equipments worth N55 Million to 4 General Hospitals in Jigawa state.
The Chief of Party, Dr Adamu Isah stated this during the presenting of the equipments held at Save the Children office in Dutse.
He explained that, 40 Cylinders of Oxygen worth N47 Million had been given to General Hospitals in Hadejia, Gumel, Babura and Kazaure respectively.
According to him, another N8million has been used to train Doctors and Nurses that are presently on ground to handle the life saving facilities in the 4 General Hospitals.
Also speaking, the representative of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Director Hospital Services, Dr. Bashir Ahmed said Save the Children International and GSK have brought so many assistance to Jigawa state.
He said the NGO was the first to make Pneumonia an issue of serious concern in the state.
He said save the children had also brought oxygen to many health facilities and trained the health workers on how to use them.
Radio Nigeria reports that, the representative of Medical Directors of Secondary Health Facilities in the state, Dr Nura Lawan Basirka said the equipment can save the lives of both children and adults in the state.