The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SSAP-SDGs) Princess Adejoke Orelope -Adefulire has donated ambulances, photo therapy machine and incubators to the National Hospital Abuja, to serve patients and save lives.
Princess Adejoke while presenting the equipments at National Hospital today, said, in line with the mandate of the Office and working towards the realization of the SDG goals 3, ensuring healthy living and promoting well-being for all Nigerians. She said, it became imperative for her officeto make the donations.L-R: DR. JAFARU MOMOH, CHIEF MEDICAL DIRECTOR, NATIONAL HOSPITAL ABUJA, MRS. PATRICIA ETTEH, BOARD CHAIRMAN NATIONAL HOSPITAL ABUJA, PRINCESS ADEJOKE ORELOPE-ADEFULIRE, SSAP-SDGs, ALH. BALA ZAKARI, ACTING SECRETARY OF PROGRAMME, SDGs, AT THE PRESENTATION OF THE EQUIPMENT
The SSAP said, “the reduction of Infant Mortality is our concern, we owe it a duty to go to where we have lapses and intervene” she commended the Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Folorunso Adewole for the good work he is doing adding that, maternal mortality has drastically reduced and Polio has been kicked out of Nigeria.
Princess Adejoke urged the private sectors to join hands with the Federal Government and give support to hospitals to save lives and have a healthy environment. The SSAP went round the Born Neonatal intensive Care Unit where the incubators which were supplied six months ago by OSSAP-SDGs were already in use. Also, touched by the plight of the patients especially the infants in the hospital, Princess Adejoke promised to give more support to the hospital.
Earlier, the Board Chairman of the hospital Mrs. Patricia Etteh welcomed and appreciated the gesture and support given; she prayed that, the donation will go a long way in helping to reduce the risk of patients dying for lack of enough emergency tools. She prayed that, God will reward the efforts.
The Chief Medical Director of the National Hospital Dr. Jafaru Momoh while appreciating the support pointed out that, already the incubators in use have saved many lives of the infants, he said the hospital get a number of referrals everyday and needed more of the incubators. He expressed gratitude to President Buhari whom through OSSAP – SDGs relief was made.
He however, requested that, the hospital is in need of ventilators and hoped that, the SSAP will come to their aid.