The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu has announced that some corporate organizations have made contributions to the Federal Government’s control measures against Ebola Virus Disease in Nigeria.
He also clarified that the N200 million (two hundred million naira) approved by President Goodluck Jonathan to support the Lagos State Government is not part of the N1.9 billion (one billion, nine hundred million naira) earlier released to the Federal Ministry of Health.
“The N200 million (two hundred million naira) is a distinct and direct Federal Government support to Lagos State and does not preclude other assistance that may be rendered to the State through the Federal Ministry of Health,” his media aide, Dan Nwomeh said.
He also listed the corporate organizations that have donated to the management of the virus.
Aliko Dangote Foundation donated N152 million (one hundred and fifty two million naira ) to sponsor the Ebola Emergency Operation Centre in Lagos.
The ANAP Foundation founded by Mr. Atedo Peterside informed the Minister of Health that the foundation would be supporting affected private hospitals to the tune of N100,000 (one hundred thousand naira) per bed space. He also disclosed to the Minister that the First Consultant Hospital in Lagos where the index case was managed would be the first beneficiary and that the hospital would receive N4 million (four million naira) since its bed capacity is forty.
The Tony Elumelu Foundation has pledged a donation of N50 million (fifty million naira) to support the Federal Government’s containment efforts.
Shell Petroleum Limited donated an ambulance to the Ebola Emergency Operation Centre in Lagos.