As part of its contribution to the fight against Covid-19, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) FCT has made a donation of 150 protective suits to the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) FCT chapter for use by front line workers in the medical field..
According to a statement by Ochiaka Ugwu, presenting the item on Tuesday to the President of FCT Chapter of the Association, Dr. Rowland Aigbovo, Chairman of Council, Comrade Emmanuel Ogbeche, said the donation was to encourage the doctors who were on the frontline working tirelessly to stem the scourge of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Continuing, Ogbeche who noted that the move was also in recognition of the risks frontline workers face in their efforts to curtail the pandemic, urged the doctors to put on their best during this health emergency.
The statement stated that Ogbeche revealed that nine of his members, who contracted the virus while on duty, got well given the efforts of the health workers at the isolation centers.
He stated that council gave the donation to compliment the effort of government given the fact that the authority cannot do it all.
He urged associations and good spirited Nigerians to emulate NUJ FCT by donating to health workers in this challenging time in order to boost their morale.
Responding, Dr. Rowland Aigbovo, who said he was a journalist having edited their medical magazine, thanked the NUJ for the kind gesture, saying that now is the time to work together to give Covid-19 a bloody nose.
He promised that NARD will always strive to live up to its responsibility by doing its best.