The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, NCDMB, has donated life-saving equipment comprising of ventilators, ambulance and other medical consumables to Rivers State Government.
This is to help the state to effectively tackle the outbreak of the dreaded coronavirus.
Dr. Ginah O. Ginah, the General Manager of Corporate Communication and Zonal Coordination at NCDMB said the items were part of the board’s contributions to the fight against COVID-19.
According to him: “The mission is to hand over COVID-19 palliatives to the government of Rivers State. This is to assist it to fight Coronavirus.
“Rivers is one of our host communities because we operate from Yenagoa where our headquarters is located. We have brought these items to the state and you have seen them.
“We have a large truck filled with items and two other smaller ones. We have donated an ambulance and we are happy to help the government.”
Prof. Chike Princewill, the state Commissioner for Health, expressed gratitude to the agency for the donation.
H said: “We are grateful for those who have come to our aid at this trying moment. It is a trying moment for mankind all over the world.
“For this body that brought the medical consumables and items, including beds, hand sanitizers, disposables, coveralls, we appreciate them. The government appreciates their efforts; we also have a brand new ambulance.”