Federal Govt provides N30million medical assistance for IDPs

The federal government through its humanitarian agency, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has given N30 million to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) to boost timely response to medical cases of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and victims of Boko Haram attacks in Borno State.

The agency also disclosed that a plan was underway to extend similar gesture to other major hospitals in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, which have had to treat the victims of insurgency in the area.

Speaking at a press briefing of the stakeholders in emergency management in Maiduguri, the North-east Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Alhaji Mohammed Kanar, said the agency "is supporting the Borno State Government to pay the medical bills of referral medical cases of vulnerable IDPs from camps and victims of bomb blasts."

Credit: ThisDay