By Amine Peter
An Atlanta based organization, Medshare International has donated medical consumables and equipment worth N160million to the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), an official has said.
JUTH’s Chief Medical Director (CMD), Prof. Edmund Banwat disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Jos on Tuesday.
According to him, the consignment was the third from the organisation that focuses on bridging the gap between medical needs and supply.
“The consumables were facilitated by Conscience International President, Dr. Jim Jennings,” Banwat said.
NAN reports that Danny McCain, a professor of religious studies, at the University of Jos, and a friend of Dr Jim Jennings, handed over the supplies to Banwat, on behalf of Conscience International.
“This is the third supplies donated to JUTH between July 2015 and now, as a result of advocacy and networking between the two organisations .
“Project C.U.R.E had similarly donated a container-load of medical consumables last year,” Banwat told NAN, after receiving the items.
He promised that the supplies would be used to provide quality health service to the people.
Among the consumables are: laryngoscope sets, surgical microscopes, patient monitors, nebulizer and compressors.
Others include: orthopaedic equipment, theatre linens, crutches, drape packs, gowns, gloves and nasal cannular.