Saka Audu, Kogi State Commissioner for Health breaks down in tears at the sight of the looted and damaged medical equipment at the Medical Store complex located in the state capital.
The commissioner while addressing the press could not hold together the overwhelming emotions over the loss of medical equipment worth over a billion naira.
According to him, the Kogi State Health sector as lost its medical equipment which includes Magnetic Resonance Imaging Machines (MRI), Computer Tomography Machines, Digital Mammography, Digital Radiography, Test Kits, Drugs, Pharmaceuticals Consumables, Refrigerators for vaccines, Solar Power unit, laboratory equipment’s, among others.
“We lost the entire contents of Kogi State medical store.
“Equipment worth billions of naira were stolen. Those that couldn’t be stolen, like the walk-in refrigerator for immunization, where our vaccines are stored, components of our MRI and CT scan were vandalized beyond repair. Others were moved from the store and broke into pieces in nearby bushes.
“It is indeed a very unfortunate development that the state will find it difficult to recover from as we don’t have the capacity to provide what have carted away or vandalized in a short time,” Audu said.
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