The Center For Integrated Health Programs (C.I.H.P.),Kogi State, has donated a brand new Cervical Cancer Screening Machine to the Federal Medical Center, Lokoja.

Presenting the equipment to the facility, the State Director and Team-lead of C.I.H.P., Pharmacist Benard Akpah, said the donation was to enhance the solidarity behind the F.M.C., considering the unfortunate incident that happened to the facility recently, noting that no doubt, F.M.C Lokoja had also immensely contributed to the success story of CIHP activities in the state. Pharmacist Akpa added that the hiccups caused by the Covid 19 Pandemic to facilities was enormous, noting that PEFTAR, the funding organization was going to consider a continuity or otherwise.

According to him, Cancer Screening for female clients is very important, hence the need for the training of staff of the facility, bearing in mind that directing the machine to the facility admist competition in the state, for sure, was to serve a greater majority of people, as approved by his country office.

Pharmacist Akpa however advised that the machine be carefully handled to create rooms for more.

Receiving the item on behalf of the Chief Medical Director, the Site Coordinator of FMC Lokoja, Mr Durowaye Matthew, visibly elated, thanked CIHP for having their facility at heart, considering all it had gone through of recent. He commended CIHP for donating Virtual Meeting Equipment to the facility during the Covid 19 lockdown as well as training of their staff, saying that the feat was unequalled.

In a remark, the Head of Clinical Services at the facility, Dr. Benard Ododo, on behalf of his boss said, the materials being donated at this present history of the facility would increase productivity and invariably assist mankind. He added that the donation will be very beneficial to the obstrectic and gynaecologiy department, amongst others.

In their good will messages, the Head, O&G, Dr. Ogoke Olapeju and the Focal Person, Adolescent Clinic,Dr Adesanya Abimbola, thanked CIHP for her magnanimity, hoping for better days ahead.

In another development, CIHP has visited the STAGI Orphanage Home, an arm of Yekope International Christian Ministry in Lokoja.

Pharmacist Benard Akpah, the state Coordinator of CIHP said in their little way, they had come with food and clothing to the orphanage, noting that great leaders would surely generate from their midst.

Receiving the items on behalf of the Matron Mrs Clara Owosagba, the Head Teacher, Oluwanishola Blessing thanked CIHP for directing their milk of Human kindness to the orphanage, adding that the donation will go a long way to cushioning effects for the orphanage.


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