As part of measures to combat the outbreak and spread of the novel corona virus (COVID-19) in Kogi State, His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has directed the distribution of medical consumables and equipment to hospitals and healthcare centers across the state.
The distribution of the medical products is to be carried out by the high-level Squadron committee on COVID-19, under the chairmanship of His Excellency, Chief Edward Onoja, the Deputy Governor of the State .
The medical materials which worth over $1 Million dollars (N396,000,000) was donated by Kogi State Government in partnership with American Donor Agencies (Triple A-plus, and Gillead Quantum Healthcare Systems).
The medical supplies had earlier been delivered to the state government during the GYB Door-to-Door Healthcare Initiative Programme through the State Ministry of Health, which was facilitated by the Office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Multilateral, Donor Agencies and Special Project, and State Consultants, Coolink Integrated Services Ltd.
The State Commissioner for Health Dr. Saka Haruna Audu, has since complied with the directive of the governor and sorting of the medical materials and equipment was in top gear ahead of distribution.