KADUNA STATE PRIMARY HEALTHCARE BOARD DONATES MEDICAL EQUIPMENT TO AFIT MEDICAL CENTRE

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In a bid to enhance collaboration and foster a productive working relationship with the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) Kaduna, the Executive Secretary of the Kaduna State Primary Health Care Board, Dr Bello Yusuf Jamo presented medical equipment to AFIT Medical Centre today, 3 June 2024. Dr Bello who was accompanied by a Team of seasoned professionals from the Board was received by the Commandant, AFIT, Air Vice Marshal Sani Labaran Rabe.

According to the Executive Secretary, the purpose of the donation of the vital hospital equipment to the AFIT Medical Centre was to facilitate catalytic collaboration to enhance health care services within the State. He also said that the presentation of these medical equipment which includes diagnostic and treatment tools was not just an act of generosity but a strategic investment in the health infrastructure that will benefit both the military and civilian population. He added that these tools will aid in early diagnosis, efficient treatment and positive patient outcomes thereby contributing to the overall health and resilience of the society in Kaduna State.

Dr Bello further stated that health care is a fundamental human right, and it is the duty of the Board to ensure that everyone has access to quality medical care.  He therefore added that by strengthening the capabilities of the AFIT Medical Centre, the Board has taken a critical step towards achieving its goal.

The Commandant, Air Vice Marshal SL Rabe, while receiving the medical items, expressed appreciation to the Board for the goodwill which he stated was going to help the AFIT community and the surrounding neighbourhood as the people depended on the AFIT Medical Centre for primary healthcare.  He acknowledged the privilege given to AFIT Medical Centre by its selection as one of the beneficiaries among about 2,000 primary healthcare centres within Kaduna State.

AVM Rabe used the opportunity to call on the Board to support AFIT Medical Centre with vital drugs needed for primary healthcare to enable the Centre provide more support to the surrounding communities. He further appreciated the donation and pleaded for more support as medical care was becoming increasingly expensive for the average student and members of the local communities around the Institute. He expressed optimism that the Centre would soon be expanded to accommodate its facilities more efficiently. He reassured the Team that the Centre would enhance its services to the people with the support from the Board.

The Director of AFIT Medical Services, Wg Cdr JO Ovosi, expressed delight at the delivery of the medical items and stated that it was a product of the standing relationship between AFIT and the Board. He urged the Executive Secretary to maintain the cordial relationship existing between the two organisations and promised to make good use of the equipment to enhance the medical well being of the students and others within the surrounding communities. 

BI OKON  PhD

Wing Commander

AFIT Director of Public Relations

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