The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB, has donated three ventilators to strengthen the fight against COVID-19 in Nigeria.
Jamb says two out of the ventilators will be given to University of Abuja Teaching Hospital , Gwagwalada while the third will be donated to a principal hospital in the Board’s host community, the Bwari General Hospital, also in Abuja.
The board made this known in a statement signed and made available to Journalists by the Board’s Head of Public Affairs, Fabian Benjamin, in Abuja.
According to the board, “the donation of the ventilators which cost several millions is to further place Nigerian Hospitals in better position and to give necessary treatment to COVID-19 patients across the country.
“These are, indeed difficult times for all Nigerians as we collectively battle to contain the spread of COVID-19″
“This proactiveness was borne out of the board’s desire to plan in line with the Federal Government’s determination to ensure that no Nigerian succumbed to the virus”
“In the Board’s own little way of ensuring that government strategies and preemptive measures yield fruitful dividends, the Board has donated two ventilators to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada and one to the principal hospital in the Board’s host community, the Bwari General Hospital, in preparation for any eventuality.
“This gesture was in addition to the several other interventions aimed at aiding the fight against the virus”
The board however urged all tertiary institution intakes, students, parents, and the entire country to support the government by abiding by all instructions aimed at fighting the spread of the pandemic.
JAMB also applauded the support and donations from corporate bodies and individuals for their effort to complement government’s efforts to contain the spread of the disease, as well as treating those already infected with the virus.
“The Board will continue to support the fight against the pandemic within its limited means and by so doing, protect our teeming candidates who are the hopes of tomorrow”.