Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has flagged off distribution of personal protection equipment PPE and essential supplies to over four hundred and three Health Facilities and Institutions in the state.
The items distributed include Foot operated hand washing stations, wheelchairs, non contact infrared thermometers, hand sanitizers, ventilators, sphygmomanometer, blood pressure monitors, and privacy screens.
The equipment were provided by the state government in partnership with the United Nation International Children Education Fund UNICEF, United States Government Funded Projects among other development partners.
In his address at the occasion that held at the premises of state Primary Healthcare Development Agency in Yola on Wednesday Governor Umaru Fintiri thanked the donor agencies who are complementing the work of government in the healthcare sector.
He advised all local government chairmen, partners and all stakeholders to key into this initiative and provide at least one functional primary healthcare facility per political ward with twenty four hour capacity service, seven days a week.
The Governor revealed that his administration has begun the process of rehabilitating many primary healthcare facilities, hospitals and has approved recruitment of mor technical workers by the Adamawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency.
He added that teams have been dispatched to all the twenty one local government areas to reassess the readiness of primary healthcare facilities for the smooth implementation of the basic healthcare provision fund BHCPF initiative in Adamawa and develop the required strategic plans.
He stressed that his administration is ready to do everything within available resources to reposition the health sector and urged people to access these services that are designed especially for women, children, the elderly, orphans and the vulnerable.
In his remark, the Commissioner of Health and Human Services Professor Abdullahi Isa described provision of the items as timely as Adamawa has so far recorded one seventy six cases of Covid-19 as a result community transmission in urban centres.
Professor Isa revealed that Yola North has the highest cases of eighty seven, followed by Yola South with forty seven and Girei having fifteen while urging the development partners to maintain the momentum of assisting the state to overcome the menace of contentious diseases in the state.
In his welcome address, the Executive Chairman Adamawa State Primary Healthcare Development Agency Doctor Suleiman Saidu Bashir said the items were provided in response to the threat pose by Covid-19 in the state.