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Prof Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB Registrar

JAMB to deliver medical equipment to 12 hospitals

NEWS DIGEST – The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Friday in Ilorin launched the delivery of medical equipment tagged “Tertiary Health Institution Hospital Equipment Intervention.”

The JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, who disclosed this when presenting the equipment at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), said the health equipment will be delivered to 12 health facilities.

According to him, the board facilitated the delivery of medical equipment to carefully selected health facilities across the six geopolitical zones of the country.

He added that the intervention was to support the government’s efforts aimed at addressing the huge medical infrastructure gap.

“The COVID-19 pandemic provided the much-needed impetus for countries around the globe to do the needful by breaking barriers and tapping into available opportunities.

“For us in Nigeria, the pandemic served as a wake-up call that opened our consciousness to the need for adequately equipped public health institutions to complement our highly acknowledged skilled force of medical personnel.

“It is in pursuit of this noble goal that JAMB, in its wisdom, decided to enter into partnership with a grant agency in the United States of America to equip 12 tertiary health institutions in Nigeria.

“This is premised on our fervent belief that we could address the deficits in this particular sector of our nation if every segment of the society contributes its quota, no matter how little, to confronting the lack in the critical areas of our society such as health, food and education” He said.

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