Group of Health workers donates PPE to their colleagues in Kano


A group of Nigerian health workers home and abroad have donated 1,000 locally-made face shields to hospitals in Kano State.The face shields produced by a Kano-based engineer, Sani Umar, were handed over to the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and National Association of Nurses and Midwives at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in Kano on Tuesday to be distributed to their members across the state based on needs.The donation is part of efforts by the health workers under the aegis of COVID Nigerian Medics (CNM) to raise funds for local production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect medics in the frontline from succumbing to the disease because they do not have protective gear.

Receiving the face shields which will be shared 700 to doctors and 300 to nurses, Vice-Chairman of NMA Kano Chapter, Dr. Usman Aliu, thanked CGN for supporting health workers.

“We thank the donors for their effort in supporting the Kano State health workers, doctors, nurses and other health workers in this respect,” he said.CGN founder, Dr. Sadiya Halima Gumi, a UK-based physician, said it was during a virtual meeting of Nigerian doctors on COVID-19 that she was inspired to raise funds for PPE.The move, she said, was because of the lack of protection for many health workers, especially those working outside isolation centres.Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, over 40 health workers in Nigeria have tested positive for COVID-19.

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