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Kano attack: Government to supply blood to Kano hospitals

01 December 2014, 17:32

Abuja - The Federal Government has promised to supply hospitals in Kano with blood, to save the lives of victims of the Friday Juma'at bomb blast in Kano.

Many victims of the attack are on admission at various hospitals in the state capital.

Musa Ilallah, the North-West Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said this shortly after visiting Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital in Kano on Sunday.

Already, he said the Federal Ministry of Health had directed its blood bank from Katsina to supply blood to the hospitals immediately.

"We went round the hospitals to assess the condition of those who are receiving treatment and we understand that what they needed most are blood and consumables.

"I spoke with the Federal Ministry of Health and they (ministry) have assured me that they will mobilise blood bank in Katsina to supply blood to the hospitals,’’ he said.

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The coordinator said the ministry had also promised to supply drugs and other needed consumables from Abuja.

Ilallah commended Kano State Government for providing all the needed materials for the treatment of the injured persons.

The Executive Secretary of the state Hospitals Management Board, Dr Kabir Maso-Kano, said lack of consumables was hindering the treatment of the victims.

He, however, commended the residents for coming to hospitals to donate blood for the victims.

Residents of the city have continued to troop to hospitals, to donate blood for the victims.

NEMA officials had paid similar visits to Muhammadu Sanusi, Nasarawa and Aminu Kano hospitals.



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