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By: Oluwatosin Adesola
The Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria, Ondo State Chapter has lifted the spirit of health workers at the State Infection Disease Hospital (IDH) as part of efforts to encourage frontline health workers during the deadly Covid -19 pandemic.
To this effect, the Union has donated some palliative items to the hospital and others on the state.
The Union’s State Chairman, Comrade Alake Fakinlede, who presented the gift to the Chief Medical Director of Infection Disease Hospital, Akure, Dr Ismail Iyanda Busari, today, said that the donation of beverages were in addition to health kits earlier presented to the health workers
He noted that the gesture would help to improve and encourage them concentrate on their work.
Fakinlede, who said that the union had earlier donated some items such as hand sanitisers, liquid soaps and face masks to different government’s hospitals in the state during the coronavirus pandemic, adding that the presentation of milks, minerals and biscuits would serve as palliatives for the health workers at the hospitals.
“The gesture is to encourage our workers here because it is not possible for all the health workers to be working in the IDH.
“And those people that volunteers to be in that place, we need to encourage them because of the situation of the place presently that covid -19 is pandemic.
“And there is need to give them all these incentive so that their immunity can be improve,” he said.
Fakinlede, therefore urged individuals and government to remember health workers who had been at the forefront since the out break of covid-19 in the country by show them kind and encouragement.
“Our health workers are the one in the forefront of the battle and there is need even individuals and government to encourage them so that they can continue fighting the pandemic,” the Medical Union’s Chairman said.
Responding, Dr Ismail Iyanda Busari, the Chief Medical Director of the State Infection Disease Hospital, Akure who received the gift from the union appreciated the gesture and promise to discharge their services to humanity according to their ability.
“We appreciate your gesture and we will not relent in discharging our services especially at this period of coronavirus pandemic,” Busari said.
SUNSHINETRUTH reports that no fewer than 10 create of soft drinks (minerals), two canton of milks and 5 canton of biscuits were donated to the IDH alone today.