Kogi Commissioner weeps as he inspects vandalized medical equipment

By AdvocateNews on 29/10/2020

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 712

Kogi State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Saka Audu
Kogi State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Saka Audu

Kogi State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Saka Audu was moved to tears on Wednesday as he inspected the vandalised Kogi State Medical Store complex located in Lokoja, the state capital.

Audu, while addressing journalists in an emotion-laden voice said equipment worth billions of naira were destroyed by the vandals.

According to him, the Kogi State Health sector has lost its medical equipment which includes Magnetic Resonance Imaging Machines (MRI), Computer Tomography Machines, Digital Mammography, Digital Radiography, Test Kits, Drugs, Pharmaceuticals Consumables, Refrigerators for vaccines, Solar Power unit, laboratory equipment, among others.

“We lost the entire contents of Kogi State medical store.

“Equipment worth billions of naira were stolen. Those that couldn’t be stolen, like the walk-in refrigerator for immunisation, where our vaccines are stored, components of our MRI and CT scan were vandalised beyond repair. Others were moved from the store and broke into pieces in nearby bushes.

“It is indeed a very unfortunate development that the state will find it difficult to recover from as we don’t have the capacity to provide what have carted away or vandalised in a short time,” Audu said.

The Commissioner said the state government is currently quantifying the extent of the damage and would eventually make public the list of the stolen items and their cost implications.

The vandalised Kogi State Central medical store complex was built under the essential drugs programme of the state Governor Yahaya Bello.

Drugs and hospital equipment are kept in the store before distributing across the 21 Local Government Areas of the state.

Posted 29/10/2020 10:22:04 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Clark, Nwodo, Adebanjo, others stopped from flying to...

Boko Haram: Kidnapped COCIN Church Pastor regains freedom...

Insecurity: There is anger, tension in Nigeria –...

Nigeria’s economy on continuous slide, says World Bank...

Paris Club refund: FG set to pay N649bn...

President Buhari jets out to UK on 10-day...

Chime not owner of Enugu Mall – Spar...

#ENDSARS: PSC denies threat to sack absentee police...

Next Level Scandal: PDP Mocks Buhari Over Plagiarism...

Adeboye disowns ‘prayer points’ against Fulani herders

Nnoli Nnaji picks PDP ticket for Nkanu East/Nkanu...

2019: Atiku Support Group launches House2House campaign

 

Latest News South-East Governors set up joint security outfit, EBUBE-AGU, ban open grazing Police begin manhunt for kidnappers of priest in Imo Unidentified persons snatch gun from lone officer at police station Insecurity: Obasanjo to meet ACF, Ohanaeze, Afenifere We’re not aware of currency printing – Finance ministry, CBN UN confirms Boko Haram attack on Borno facilities Enugu: Justice Eya panel submits report on Oruku crisis Obaseki: Nigeria in Financial Woes, Printed N60bn to Augment March Federal Allocation PDP sets up Committee to screen aspirants for Anambra Guber Election SEEDS OF DESTINY FOR SUNDAY 11TH APRIL 2021 – THE GLORY REALM OF SUPERNATURAL SUPPLY Aisha Buhari, 36 Govs’ wives want first lady’s office Institutionalized Owerri copycats attempt escape from Bauchi prison

 

Most Read I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (81,284 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (69,240 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (65,397 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (65,397 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (65,395 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (65,391 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (65,389 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (65,311 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (64,201 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (63,582 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (53,972 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (51,961 views)

 

 

SECTIONS FAITH (97) EDITORIAL (14) NEWS (4,926) POLITICS (482) SOCIETY (125) SPORTS (42) BUSINESS (346) HEALTH (50) EDUCATION (44) ENTERTAINMENT (33) INTERNATIONAL (143) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (55) LETTERS (3) OPINION (31)

 

 


There are no video entries posted yet.