The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), on Thursday donated disinfectants to high volume Primary Healthcare Centres in Kano State.
UNICEF Health Manager, Kano Field Office, Dr Serekeberehan Deres, presented the items to Kano State Government through the State Primary Healthcare Management Board.
He said the items were meant to help check the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
Deres said that the items, which comprised of 1, 810 bottles of hand sanitiser and 3,799 tablets of antiseptic soaps, were provided under the UN COVID-19 Basket Fund.
“UNICEF has been working with governments to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases, as well as reduce corona virus impact.
“We engaged in procurement of necessary materials like facilities for diagnosis of COVID-19, Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs), hand sanitiser, among others.
“We also support governments at both federal and state level to improve vaccination of COVID-19,” he said.
Receiving the items on behalf of the state government, the Executive Secretary of Kano State Primary Healthcare Management Board, Dr Tijjani Hussain, commended UNICEF for the donation.
He said it would assist to ensure minimal infection in health facilities across the state.
“Health facilities should be safe environment, we can only achieved this if the facilities have the necessary materials.
“The items came at the right time, the health facilities selected are actually high volume.
“They are primary healthcare centres that see large number of clients across the 44 local government areas of Kano state,” he said.
He, therefore, drew the attention of health personnel that the items were not for personal uses, but for the clients, hence the need for their judicious utilisation.
Hussain also urged the health facilities to continue to provide necessary services, saying primary healthcare centres were the backbone of healthcare services.(NAN)