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Gombe terror victims receive medical aid boost

29 December 2014, 07:57Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has donated drugs to victims of the recent bomb blast at the Dukku Motor Park in Gombe State.

Minister of Transport, Alhaji Umar Idris, presented the drugs on behalf of President Goodluck Jonathan.

He described the incident blamed on the notorious Boko Haram sect as unfortunate.

Idris said the President had directed that immediate steps be taken to assist the victims.

Director-General of NEMA, Alhaji Sani Sidi, said the donation was part of Federal Government’s efforts to assist victims of the disaster.

He called on hospital management to utilise the drugs and equipment judiciously.

Chief Medical Director of Gombe Specialist Hospital, Dr Reuben Ardo, said 37 casualties were brought to the hospital, out of which 26 were taken to the theatre for various surgeries and discharged thereafter.

He said the remaining victims were also treated and discharged, adding that only one patient was currently undergoing treatment at the hospital.

Ardo added that 21 dead bodies were brought to the hospital and deposited in the mortuary. 

- CAJ News

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