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Rotary International donates over N40m equipment to hospitals in Rivers, Edo, others


Pictures from the donation to Rivers State University Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt

Rotary International District 9141, through a Disaster Response Grant and a Global Grant of the Rotary Foundation, has donated more than N40 million worth of medical equipment to hospitals in Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, and Rivers states.

The equipment, critical for the treatment and safe handling of COVID-19 patients, are part of Rotary’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They include hospital and laboratory equipment, beds, and personal protective equipment including masks, scrubs, aprons, gloves, etc.

The benefitting hospitals are Rivers State University Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt; Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State; Central Hospital, Warri, Delta State; Asaba Specialist Hospital, Asaba, Delta state; and Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Edo state. The management of each hospital expressed great delight and gratitude to Rotary for the life-saving gesture.

The Grants were received during the tenure of Dr. Nze Anizor as the Governor of Rotary International District 9141. The district comprises all the Rotary clubs in Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, and Rivers States.

Rotary is the world’s oldest and foremost service organisation. It was founded in 1905, with more than 1.2m members in about 200 countries and regions of the world. Members are devoted to uniting to take action to create lasting change in across the globe, in our communities and in themselves. The organisation is at the forefront of the global polio eradication effort. Nigeria was recently declared polio-free by the World Health Organization.

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