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Kaduna receives $250,000 medical equipment to combat COVID-19

By Saxone Akhaine and Abdulganiyu Alabi, Kaduna
26 January 2022   |   1:55 am
Kaduna State Government has taken delivery of medical equipment worth $250,000 for the Infectious Disease Hospital in the state under the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) relief programme.

ANRiN targets 2.5m persons in nutrition, reproductive services project

Kaduna State Government has taken delivery of medical equipment worth $250,000 for the Infectious Disease Hospital in the state under the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) relief programme.

The equipment, successfully installed and commissioned in December 2021, were funded by the state government, in collaboration with Climate Investor One and Climate Investor Two facilities, under the management of Climate Fund Managers, and Safi Renewable Energy Limited.

The Chief Executive Officer of Climate Fund Managers, Andrew Johnstone, and the leader of Safi Renewable Energy Limited, Yinka Ogundare, stated: “Priority was given to the procurement of critical care equipment such as ultrasound machine, ventilators, patient monitor, suction unit, oxygen therapy units with oximeters among others.”

NO fewer than 2.5 million people will be provided with Basic Package of Nutrition Services (BPNS) and Adolescent Health Services (AHS) at levels in Kaduna communities.”

The Project Coordinator, Dr. Zainab Muhammad-Idris, said the services would be provided under the World Bank-supported Accelerating Nutrition Results in Nigeria (ANRiN) project.

Muhammad-Idris said at the end of the quarterly stakeholders’ meeting on ANRiN project that the services would be provided by two non-state actors – eHealth Africa and Society for Family Health (SFH).