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Abuja-Kaduna train attack: NEMA donates medical supplies to 44 Army Hospital, St. Gerard’s

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The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, on Friday donated medical supplies to two hospitals that rendered emergency services to victims of Abuja-Kaduna train attack.

The North-West Zonal Coordinator of the agency, Imam Garki, made the donations to the medical directors of 44 Army Reference Hospital and St. Gerard’s in Kaduna.

According to him, the agency is donating the items to the hospitals to replenish the stock used in treating the victims of the March 28 Abuja-Kaduna train attack.

He said the NEMA director-general had approved the stock to be given to both hospitals to replenish their stock.

“We thank the hospitals for the support given to the victims of the ill-fated Abuja-Kaduna train.

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“We also commend the Kaduna State Government for support rendered to victims of the train attack.

“We appeal to these hospitals not to relent in rendering support to emergency victims in the state,” he said.

Responding on behalf of the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Lt.-Col. Suleiman Ama, who is the acting Commanding Officer, 44 Army Hospital Administration, thanked NEMA for its contribution on behalf of the victims of the train attack.

“It is on record that the 44 Army Hospital did not charge the victims, and almost all of them have already been discharged, remaining one person who is recuperating,” he said.

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Mr Ama assured that the items donated will be extended to other emergency victims.

“No sum will be charged from beneficiaries. We look forward to subsequent collaborations with NEMA,” he added.

Receiving the items on behalf of St. Gerard’s Catholic Hospital, Kaduna, its Medical Director, Dr. Shurkuk Bako, said that the hospital appreciated the noble gesture.

He assured the agency that the items would be used judiciously for patients.

“St Gerard’s Hospital appreciates the efforts of NEMA in donating these consumables.

“I appeal to NEMA to keep supporting us when the need arises, so we can continue taking care of emergency victims.

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Recall that armed bandits on March 28 attacked an Abuja-Kaduna train at Katari, Kaduna State killing no fewer than eight passengers with many others injured and abducting yet to be ascertained number of people.


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