The Federal Government has promised to supply hospitals in Kano with blood to help save the lives of victims of Friday’s bomb blast that rocked the city, NAN reports.
Several victims of the attack were admitted at various hospitals in the state capital.
Alhaji Musa Ilallah, the North-West Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), made the statement in an interview on Saturday after visiting Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital.
He said the Federal Ministry of Health had directed its officials to supply blood from the ministry’s blood bank in Katsina to hospitals in Kano.
“We went round the hospitals to assess the conditions of those who are receiving treatment and we were informed that what they needed most is blood and consumables.
“I spoke with officials of the Federal Ministry of Health and they have assured me that they will mobilise blood bank in Katsina to supply blood to the hospitals,’’ he said.
The Coordinator said the Ministry had also promised to supply drugs and other needed consumables from Abuja.
Ilallah commended Kano state government for providing all the needed materials for the treatment of injured persons receiving treatment in hospitals.
In his remark, Dr Kabir Maso-Kano, the Executive Secretary, Kano State Hospitals Management Board, said lack of consumables was hindering the treatment of the victims.
He however commended Kano residents for visiting hospitals to donate blood for the victims.