By Chidinma Chukwu, Abuja.
The Federal Capital Territory Administration has debunked reports in the media alleging shortage in personal protection equipment PPEs in health facilities in FCT.
In a statement signed by the Acting Secretary, health and human services secretariat FCTA, Mohammed Kawu, the FCT administration has provided adequate, PPEs, which in turn have been made available to all its health facilities both at the primary and secondary levels.
The statement said the FCTA has procured a large quantity of PPEs while order has been given for a large supply, coupled with the reception of an appreciative quantity of donations from well-meaning individuals and organisations.
“While PPEs and other health consumables have been disbursed directly to FCTA General Hospitals, a large quantity of the PPEs were handed over to the FCT Primary Healthcare Board for supply to the area councils and onward distribution to primary healthcare facilities, especially the high volume facilities.
“Acknowledgement receipts have also been received from the Area Councils, indicating that the PPEs got to the health workers.
The statement added that the Secretariat has also put measures in place to ensure that the PPEs provided are being utilized by the health workers as its priority is the safety and security of all its health workers.
The Secretariat has increased its sample collection team to 48 across the FCT to overcome the challenge of testing for COVID-19.
So far, a total of 6132 persons have been tested in the FCT.
The FCTA administration however assured all health workers that it will continue to look out for their safety and ensure their security, both of which are key issues in winning the fight against COVID 19.