COVID-19: Ex Diamond bank MD, Alex Otti donates medical equipment to FMC, Umuahia

COVID-19: Ex Diamond bank MD, Alex Otti donates medical equipment to FMC, Umuahia

The Dr Alex Otti Foundation is set to provide 25,000 pairs of medical hand gloves, 2,500 units of medical facial masks and 2,500 units of medical pers

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The Dr Alex Otti Foundation is set to provide 25,000 pairs of medical hand gloves, 2,500 units of medical facial masks and 2,500 units of medical personal protection robes, 2,500 pairs of medical glasses, and 2,500 pairs of medical booths to the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia. These Medical Equipment have been paid for and should reach the Federal Medical Centre before the end of the week in a fight against the ravaging coronavirus pandemic.

The Foundation has also taken delivery of a six bedroom duplex with two room boys quarters in Umuocham, Aba which will be handed over to the Living World Hospital, also in Umuocham Aba, free of charge, for conversion to an isolation Centre in Aba. This property is just a few minutes away from the hospital and arrangements have been made with the hospital to operate this Centre. Again, 25,000 Pairs of Medical Hand Gloves, 2,500 units of Medical Facial Masks, 2,500 units of Medical Personal Protection Robes, 2,500 Pairs of Medical Glasses, and 2,500 pairs of Medical Booths would be provided to Living World Hospital Aba to support medical personnel.

The Foundation has opened up discussion with the management of the hospital owned by All Aro USA in Arochukwu, to serve as an emergency Centre to deal with possible Coronavirus cases coming out of Abia North. Again, the same protective gears would be made available to the hospital when all agreements are in place. It is also partnering with the Catholic hospital in Umuahia, the Madonna Hospital and will also provide personal gears and protective equipment for the medical personnel while working with the hospital on providing another isolation Centre in Umuahia, where possible.

The Alex Otti foundation has paid for and taken delivery of several cartons of hand sanitizers and facial masks to assist Abia Citizens who may be in need of those items for self-protection. These are available for collection from their offices in Umuahia, Aba and Ohafia on a first come, first served basis.