Ekiti Takes delivery of Covid-19 Testing Facility from NGO

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Ekiti State Government has taken delivery of a Covid- 19 facility
donated by a non-governmental organization (NGO) to test health
workers in the state for Covid-19 at Oba Adeyemo Adejugbe General
Hospital, Ado- Ekiti.
Speaking while receiving the facility from the NGO, Global Life bank,
the State Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Oyebanji
Filani commended private individuals and non-governmental
organizations who have contributed to curtailing the spread of Corona
virus in the state.
Dr. Filani noted that the gesture would ensure that the health workers
who are at the risk of contracting the virus would know their health
status as regards Covid-19.
“This is a unique collaboration between Ekiti state government and
Life bank, and this further demonstrates the commitment of the
government of Dr. Kayode Fayemi to public- private partnership to
developing the state”. He stated.
“This will further ensure the safety of health workers, who are front
liners in curtailing the pandemic in the state”. The commissioner
said.
Earlier in her remarks, the Chief Executive Officer of Global Life
bank, Mrs. Temie Giwa-Tubosun stated that the gesture was an attempt
to curbing the spread of the deadly pandemic in the state.
Mrs. Giwa-Tubosun noted that the facility is expected to test at least
1500 health workers in the state for Covid-19.
“The facility donated to the Ekiti state government today is expected
to test at least 1500 health workers and it also come with Personal
Protecting Equipment for use of the health workers who are at the
highest risk of the global pandemic”. She stated.
Some of the items donated by the organization include hand gloves,
biohazard bags, swab sticks, alcohol cleansing pads, Viral transport
medium (VTM), sample collection bottles as well as Personal Protective
Equipment (PPE) such as suit googles .
The CEO said that staff of the organization as well as those of
Ministry of Health would be stationed at the facility for collection
and analysis of samples till the exercise is completed.
She appreciated the Ekiti state government for providing the enabling
environment as well as Johnson and Johnson Foundation for providing
the finance and logistics to execute the laudable project

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