Kaduna blast: NEMA donates 100 beds

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Jul 27th, 2014
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National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), at the weekend, donated 100 pieces of eight-spring beds, mattresses and blankets each to 44 Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna, as part of its response to last Wednesday’s twin bombing in Kaduna.

Many injured victims are being treated at the hospital.

The Nation had reported that many victims were receiving treatment on stretchers and mattresses placed on bare floor.

Receiving the items, the hospital’s Deputy Director, Brigadier General Muritala Abdullaziz Abdullahi, said NEMA’s response and other stakeholders helped to save the lives of many victims.

According to him, by Thursday the hospital had 37 victims but four had been discharged.

He said the 33 still in their care are doing well, adding that many of those in critical condition were responding to treatment after being operated on.

Abdullahi hailed NEMA’s donation of money and beds, saying “many victims were lying on mattresses without beds.”

NEMA’s Northwest Zonal Director Musa Ilallah said the agency was touched when they saw some victims sleeping on the floor.

He said they were happy with the professionalism with which the doctors handled the victims and urged them to continue to do more.

Ilallah added that the donation did not foreclose any future assistance, as the agency was committed to doing more to uplift the welfare of Nigerians and bring succour to those affected by disaster.

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