The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has distributed medical facilities to Police hospitals across the country to upgrade their services to officers of the Force.
Force Public Relations Officer, FPRO, Muyiwa Adejobi, who disclosed this in a statement yesterday, 24 April, 2022, said the distribution was part of events to mark this year’s World Malaria Day.
TheFact Nigeria reports that facilities distributed by the Police Chief include amongst others, 50 Oxygen Cylinders, 50 Oxygen Regulators, 52 Chemical Sprayers, 4 Electrocardiogram (ECG) machines, Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), Anesthetic Machines and accessories, Operating Tables, Hospital Beds/Matresses, Incubators, Autoclaves, Suction Machines, etc.
In the light of this, IGP Baba, while making the distribution, urged personnel of the Force to take full advantage of the police health facilities in their respective commands and formations, noting that the upgrade was to ensure better basic and advanced health services to police hospitals, clinics, and cottage health centres around the country.
While noting that the services of police hospitals and health care facilities are not restricted to police personnel alone, but can equally be accessed by well-meaning members of the public, IGP Baba admonished police personnel to take advantage of these health facilities and engage in physical exercises, medical checks and good diet to improve their living conditions and reduce avoidable deaths while on duty, and subsequently advance their service delivery.
In the same vein, the IGP, charged the general public to regularly imbibe good health conditions and environmental sanitation, as well as a reduction of activities responsible for the depletion of the ozone layer “and all sorts of pollutions that are capable of damaging our ecosystem which in turn kills us silently on a regular basis”.