The Federal Government of Nigeria donated over 400 equipment of various types to the Ogun State School of Nursing. The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, while presenting the items said the gadgets would assist in improving the quality of knowledge, skills and ability of the health care providers.
He explained that the equipment would help to sustain its accreditation and also ensure provision of quality healthcare services to the people. He added that the equipment would also reduce key morbidity/mortality indicators. Adewole said the initiative would provide in-service career advancement incentives for health workers.
‘‘Let me reiterate the objectives of this initiative.
They are to improve the quality of knowledge, skills and ability of the Nigerian health professionals, provide classroom resources and reduce key morbidity and mortality indicators,’’ Adewole said.
In his remarks, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Babatunde Ipaye, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Dr Nafiu Aigoro, commended the Federal Government and Carter Centre Nigeria, for the gesture.
He gave assurance that the equipment would be judiciously used and adequately maintained, to meet the objectives to which they were given. The equipment and materials donated include, students’ desks with chairs, tutor’s chairs with tables, microscopes, stethoscopes, white board and packets of markers.
Others are neo-natal lines and tubes, foetal skull, mucus extractors, desktop computers, printers (HP laser pro M series) and photocopy machines, among others.