A non-governmental organization, Friends from Cradle Foundation (FFCF) has donated Covid-19 Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) which includes 10 packs (120 pieces) of KN-95 face masks, 20 packs (1,000 pieces) of hand gloves and 5 face shields to the Badagry General Hospital, Lagos State.
The Foundation which visited the Hospital yesterday, 19 August 2020 made the donation in a bid to support the protection of the frontier health practitioners amidst the Covid-19 pandemic period.
Presenting the items at the hospital, the President of the Foundation, Dr. Michael Kunnuji stated that health workers serve as frontiers in this pandemic and due to this, must be given the highest level of protection.
“The Health workers are the front liners fighting against the deadly Coronavirus and by this virtue, must be given adequate protective guards” he said.
Dr. Kunnuji therefore stressed that health and education is the interest of the Foundation noting that the Foundation is ready to partner with the hospital to support in other areas needed.
Speaking with CityMood reporters, Dr. Kunnuji also disclosed that the visit was the first public outing of the Foundation as the FFCF is a relatively new foundation noting that the pandemic has inspired the move.
“The Friends From Cradle Foundation visit is its first public outing because FFCF is relatively new and so the pandemic gave us that opportunity to begin with the issue of Health. not just with Health but also to begin in Badagry here (the Cradle of Civilization); partly because most of the foundation members have root in Badagry” he said.
Responding on behalf of the Medical Director, Dr. Opeyemi Aihonsu, the Deputy Medical Director, Dr. Bakare S. O. appreciated the Foundation for the visit,saying it is timely and will make impact, while stressing that the hospital is happy to have them. He claimed that the government is making good effort but also needs the support of the citizens who can contribute to the growth of society in general.
“We are happy for the visit and for the items donated as this will really make impact” he mentioned.
He however, advised that citizens should continue to keep themselves safe by following the general guidelines instituted by the government such as using hand sanitizers, social distancing, face mask, etc.
During the visit, the foundation members took a walk to various department of the Hospital alongside the General Hospital management to observe where support is needed.
Other members of the Foundation present include; Secretary General, Sewedo Nupowaku, the Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees, Prince Doheto Mesi among others.