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  • Updated: May 20, 2024

NPHCDA supplies essential drugs for Hajj pilgrims

NPHCDA supplies essential drugs for Hajj pilgrims

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, has delivered vital medical supplies to the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria to safeguard the health and safety of Nigerian pilgrims embarking on the sacred journey.

Dr. Muyi Aina, the executive director of NPHCDA, emphasized the significance of offering comprehensive medical assistance to the pilgrims during the handover ceremony held in Abuja on Sunday.

Acknowledging the demanding nature of the pilgrimage, Aina underscored the collaborative efforts to distribute vaccines and essential medications to all states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

The medical supplies, which include antimalarial drugs, antihypertensives, pain relievers, and antibiotics, aim to ensure prompt medical support for the pilgrims throughout their journey.

The NPHCDA boss expressed gratitude to the chairman, board members, directors, and staff of NAHCON “for their invaluable partnership, as well as the Coordinating Minister of Health for his unwavering support.”

He said that the timely procurement and delivery of the essential medicines underscored the federal government’s support to the pilgrims.

The NAHCON chairman, Dr Jalaludeen Arabi, who received the drugs on behalf of the pilgrims expressed gratitude and commitment to ensuring the health and safety of the Nigerian pilgrims.

He said ”On behalf of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, I extend our deepest appreciation to the Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, and NPHCDA for their unwavering support and collaboration in this vital initiative.

“The provision of these essential medical supplies is a testament to our shared commitment to the well-being of our pilgrims.”

He said that the drugs would help in providing timely medical assistance to pilgrims throughout the journey.

“We understand the physical and emotional demands of Hajj, and we are dedicated to ensuring that our pilgrims receive the best possible care,” he added.

The handover ceremony, held at the National Strategic Cold Room, Abuja Airport, was attended by representatives of the Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, NPHCDA staff, and other dignitaries.

The event marked a collaborative effort between the Federal Ministry of Health, NPHCDA and NAHCON to provide comprehensive medical support to pilgrims.

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