Red Cross Donates Medical Equipment To PHC In Anambra
The Nigerian Red Cross Society, Anambra Branch has donated medical equipment to Primary Health Care Center, Umuogbu Village Awka in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra.
The Red Cross made the donation as part of activities marking the 2021 International Human Rights Day (IHRD) in Anambra.
Handing over the equipments, Prof. Peter Katchy, Chairman Red Cross Society in Anambra who spoke during the presentation said every year a health facility was selected to benefit from the body and that Umuogbu was selected for this year’s edition.
He tasked the managers of the facility to endure judicious use of the item and ensure they serve the purpose for which they were intended.
The medical supplies which were largely hardwares include; hand gloves, adhesive tapes, extractors, gauze bandages, syringes, needles, cannulas, suction tube and measuring tapes.
Others were clinical and digital thermometer, stainless bowl, kidney stainless basin, plastic drawsheet, apron, forceps, scalpel handle, scissors, sphygmomanometer, Stethoscope and Tourniquet latex rubber.
Receiving the donations on behalf of the Centre Chief Leo Nwuba chairman of Awka South Local Government Area said they were huge addition to the healthcare capacity in the Area.
Nwuba said though everyday was for humanitarian activity, it was good to set out a day to honour the people who took their time to support the course of humanity
He said his Local Government Area was privileged and delighted to receive the Red Cross team and their humanitarian gifts in a Primary Health Care in one of its communities.
In a remark of appreciation, Mrs Grace Nwobu Matron of the Primary Healthcare Centre said she was glad that her clinic was singled out for the support.
Nwobu said, “I appreciate the leadership of Red Cross Society Anambra for this honour and promised that they would be put to good use.
The Red Cross team included Mr Fidelis Ikeji, Communication Coordinator in Anambra, Mr. Kingsley Okoye, the secretary among other officers.