ABEOKUTA – Ogun State Government has taken delivery of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Family Planning consumables, donated by the United Nations Funds for Population Activities (UNFPA) and the Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria (PPFN).
The items which include examination gloves, long surgical gloves, facemasks, and others, to be distributed to 33 Primary Health Centres in three Local Government Areas, will complement government’s effort in curtailing the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the State.
Receiving the items on behalf of the State Government in Abeokuta, the Executive Secretary, Primary Health Care Development Board, Dr. Elijah Ogunsola, said the gesture would protect more front line health workers, as well as increase access to sexual reproductive health services and Gender Based Violence response.
Ogunsola who noted that the COVID-19 pandemic had wreaked havoc on the global health system, commended the donors for their generosity, assuring that the items would be judiciously used for the safety of workers and wellbeing of women of child bearing age.
Speaking, the State Chairperson, PPFN, Mrs. Tayo Ladejobi, said the donation was the second in the series of the distribution, explaining that it was part of the UNFPA’s efforts to support the State government in fighting COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Ladejobi, health facilities in Abeokuta South, Ado-Odo/Ota and Sagamu Local Government Areas of the State will benefit.