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Lagos Anglican diocese, UNILAG faculty donate to fight Coronavirus

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Bishop of Lagos, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), the Rt. Rev. Humphrey Olumakaiye, has commended the efforts of Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu aimed at stemming the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

Olumakaiye, who spoke yesterday during the presentation of food items and palliative measures to the needy, which was organised by the Directorate of Welfare of the diocese, said: “Apart from the N5 million already paid by our Province into the designated account provided by the government, we are donating various food and other essential items directly to the weak and vulnerable people in the state coupled with medical supplies to support in the fight against this pandemic, which include 500 bags of 12.5kg rice, 500 bags of 5kg rice, 450 bags of 2kg garri, 20 bags of 50kg rice, 43 cartons of different sizes of vegetable oil, 28 bags of sugar, 20 cartons of spaghetti, 50 cartons of noodles, nine cartons of macaroni, 34 cartons of milk, 25 cartons of beverage (Milo and Ovaltine), lorry load of water and 75 cartons of sanitiser and other medical kits.

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The cleric assured that the Church would not relent in prayers that the pandemic should end soonest.

In the same vein, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lagos (UNILAG) College of Medicine Campus, Idi-Araba, Lagos, has donated hand sanitisers to Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) to enhance prevention of the deadly COVID-19.

Dean of the faculty, Prof. Glory Ajayi, said the faculty newly manufactured the sanitisers and decided to donate them as its own contribution to prevent Coronavirus among the patients in the hospital and Nigerians at large.

She said: “This is our own contribution to support those who have been effected by COVID-19 and also to let LUTH management know that we are behind them at this critical time.”

Chief Medical Director of LUTH, Dr. Chris Bode, commended the faculty on its efforts to support COVID-19 patients and healthcare workers in the hospital and urged other faculties and stakeholders to emulate the gesture.

Bode said the hospital is having six patients infected with the virus and are currently undergoing treatment.

He, however, stated that the hospital had since February 2020 trained healthcare workers in hospital who volunteered to treat COVID-19 patients, noting that the hospital decided to train them because one of them was infected by COVID-19 in the past.

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