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CACOVID donates beddings, medical equipment to Ondo IDH

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The Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID), a private sector initiative meant to fight the Coronavirus pandemic, has donated medical equipment and beddings to Ondo State Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) and Kwara state Isolation Center.

A representative of CACOVID in Ondo state, Mr. Akinbode Akinola, revealed that the group donated 100 beds, 100 mattresses, and other bedding accessories to the IDH, some of which are already in use in the wards. He stated that each ward contained bed monitors, sphygmomanometers, and Pulse Oximeters.

According to Akinola, the Coalition donated 25 sphygmomanometers, 25 Oximeters used to measure the pulse of the patients, five sets of bed monitors. He added that the items donated were meant to help in the treatment of confirmed and suspected patients so that people won’t die due to the lack of or insufficient equipment at the IDH.

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“The donations became necessary considering the rate at which the virulent Coronavirus is spreading and claiming people’s lives. The government cannot handle the issue alone, hence, the support by the Coalition,” he said.

While receiving the donations, the state governor, Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, represented by the Chief of Staff, Chief Olugbenga Ale, commended the coalition for the gesture, saying: “This gesture will linger in our heart in Ondo State for coming to help us at this critical time.”

He affirmed that the state government would not relent in its efforts to seek assistance from corporate organisations and private individuals to fight the dreadful virus.

The governor charged the people of the state to adhere strictly to all the precautionary measures being handed down by the government to check the spread of COVID-19, emphasizing the need to maintain social distancing, stay-at-home, maintain good hand hygiene and use face masks to check the spread of the virus.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro, on his part, called on more corporate organisations and philanthropists to join the government in the fight against COVID-19.

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