Coronavirus: UCH Writes Open Letter, Begs For Funds Despite Billions Released

The PUNCH reports that Nigeria’s head showing clinic, University College Hospital, Ibadan, in Oyo State has composed an open letter to “benevolent gatherings and affiliations” engaging for assets to empower it to upscale its separation place in light of the wide-spreading coronavirus illness.

The letter made open on Friday was notwithstanding the billions of naira discharged by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) to handle the spread of the infection. Numerous corporate associations and people had additionally given billions of naira and gear to states and the Federal Government as their corporate social duty.

The quantity of cases in Oyo State had ascended to seven on Saturday, while the state representative, Seyi Makinde, on Saturday morning tweeted that “84 Persons of Interest have been distinguished, and contact following and assortment of tests have started.” Only one passing had been recorded while the quantity of cases the nation over had ascended to 97 as of press time.

Then, in the open letter dated March 26 the Chief Medical Director of the emergency clinic, Prof Jesse Otegbayo, featured the things required by the clinic as he communicated trust that individuals would offer help.

The letter, titled, ‘To the responsible party in question’, peruses, “As a component of the designs to scale up our capacity to react soundly to the COVID-19 pandemic, the clinic has started plans to scale-up its underlying four-bed detachment unit to a 18-bed office. Because of the exceptionally irresistible nature of the living being, all solicitations are in different numbers so as to guarantee that cross disease is constrained however much as could reasonably be expected.

“To this end, we thus request assets to accomplish the accompanying: pipeline oxygen with at any rate 20 patient focuses with humidifier, respiratory ventilators, individual defensive hardware (attire), suction machines, nebulizers, bacterial and viral channels, clinical consumables, versatile x-beam machine, oxygen concentrators, beat oximeters and medical attendant/specialist’s day.

“We are eager that in the soul of social obligation, benevolent gatherings/affiliations, and so forth., will bolster the activity as considered fit.”

Buhari had reported the arrival of N15bn, UBA N5bn, Abdul Samad Rabiu N1.3bn, Dangote N200m and NNPC and its accomplices N11bn, among others.