The Ogun State Government says it has received a second batch of equipment from the Carter Center for its School of Nursing in Abeokuta, the state capital.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr Adesanya Ayinde who made this known in an interview with newsmen, said the donations were received through the Nigerian Public Health Training Initiative (NPHTI).
Dr Ayinde explained that the School of Nursing, Abeokuta was selected in 2014 as one of the six health training institutions in the Six Geopolitical Zones of the country to benefit from NPHTI’S goal of building the capacity of nursing schools to produce higher quality middle and lower level health workers to meet the maternal and health demands in the state.
He noted that the items include an 18-seater bus, 940 KVA Mikano generating set and medical equipment as well as furniture for tutors and students among others.
Dr Ayinde added that the Prince Dapo Abiodun-led administration’s disposition toward public private partnership would in no small measure impact positively on the health sector.
In a separate interview, the Principal, School of Nursing, Idi-Aba Abeokuta, Mrs Dele Alonge said the carter center, apart from equipping the school had put6 in place training programmes for some of its tutors, adding that a baseline for measuring performances of students had also been instituted.