COVID-19: Natasha donates 3 ventilators to FMC, Lokoja

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The Governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the Kogi state in 2019, Natasha Akpoti, has donated three ventilators to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Lokoja to help tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

A statement by the Natasha Akpoti Foundation said although the state had yet to record any COVID-19 case, the ventilators were meant to be installed in the public health facility in the state.

Duaglobalnews reports that shortly after the equipment was unveiled on Friday, in Lokoja, the politician and activist called on individuals and the business community to assist the government to fight the global pandemic disease.

She noted that though the health sector in the state left much to be desired: “Citizens can’t afford to fold their arms when humanity is at stake in the wake of this Coronavirus pandemic.

“When I got wind of the fact that Kogi State in its entirety had no ventilators, I thought the most patriotic and humane thing to do was to help my people.

“The three ventilators have been installed at the Federal Medical Centre and they have been.”

Meanwhile, ss at 09:30 p.m of April 20, there were 305 confirmed cases of COVID19 reported in Nigeria, 58 discharged and 7 deaths, according to NCDC.

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