The Senator Representing Kaduna South Senatorial District at the Senate, Danjuma Tella La’ah, has distributed medical equipment worth over N200 million to 39 health centres across his constituency.
Speaking while presenting the items to various representatives of benefiting health facilities on Friday at the Turakin Buga Memorial Hospital Kagoro, Kaura Local Government Area, Senator La’ah said the gesture was a demonstration of his concern to improve the health status of his constituents.
Glorifying God for the opportunity given to him to serve, Senator La’ah said presentation of the items was not only a fulfilment of his campaign promises, but it was also aimed at improving the wellbeing of people of the area, in line with global standards and reducing the distance the sick have to travel to access medical care.
While promising to continue to explore more avenues that would improve the living standard of the people of his constituency, Senator La’ah, charged representatives of the health facilities as well as benefiting communities to ensure that the equipment were put to maximum use and protect them from theft or misuse, assuring that he would render more of such service in the future.
Also Speaking, Mr. Joseph Salyurij, a former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Zone III chairman Kaduna State, said it was a thing of joy to have the Senator who does not discriminate and willing to add value to the lives of his people, pointing that power is a trust bestowed on those who have the fear of God and love for their people. He urged those benefiting from the distributed medical equipment to protect them from theft.
Responding some of the recipients of the medical equipment, the District head of Jagindi Tasha in Jema’a Local Government, Mr Danladi Barde, Mrs Grace B. Yakubu-Turakin Baga Memorial hospital, Mrs Paulina Musa-Kaura Health centre, Mrs Mary Adamu, health centre Gidan Tagwai Kachia and Mrs Rifkatu Usman-Ankum B. Jaba Local Government commended the senator for demonstrating what they described as heart-warming gesture and a high sense of responsibility, considering the challenges facing people in the area.
Items distributed include orthopaedic beds and mattresses, surgical and laboratory equipment, power generating sets and refrigerators, among others.