Kano Blasts: Victims Support Fund Donates N40M, To Sign MOU With Hospitals On Disbursements
THE Presidential Victims Support Fund donated the sum of N40m to the victims of the recent Kano market attack, who sustained injuries and receiving treatment at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) and Murtala Muhammad specialist Hospital. Revealing this during a visit to the two hospitals, the Executive Director of the Fund Professor Sunday Ochoche, who led the team said they were in Kano to commiserate with the government, the victims and the people of the state over what happened at Farm Centre mobile phone market. “The Fund gives N20m to each of the two hospitals we visited, making a total of N40m in all. We are all here to assist the victims and bring succour to the injured people, ” he disclosed.
According to him to also encourage the judicious use of the donations the Fund would sign memoranda of understanding (MOU) with the hospitals involved on how the donation would be expended.
“The MOU would clearly state how the intervention should be distributed among the victims for their immediate medical needs an attention. After signing the MOU I am assuring you that the money would be handed over to them within 24 hours,” disclosed Ochoche.
He further added that, they were only enhancing and escalating the support for the victims. “Immediate challenges will be faced with this donation we are giving down. We are onky focusing on emergency situations now,” he stated.
He added that before Kano visit they also visited 14 hospitals in some North Eastern states and the sum of N200m was given as contribution to the affected victims. “We have so far given out N240m for the affected victims including the N40m given to Kano hospitals,” he explained.
Earlier the acting Chief Medical Director of AKTH Dr Sani Mijinyawa, when the delegation paid him a courtesy call commended the gesture and assured that the donation would be used judiciously. When the delegation visited the Kano state commissioner of health Dr. Kabir Ibrahim Getso commended the contribution given by the Fund. “So far government has donated relief materials and drugs to the victims, ” he said.