An NGO, Khairan Development Foundation has on Wednesday donated drugs worth millions of naira to over 1000 persons living with sickle-cell disease in Katsina State.
The donation was to commensurate the World Sickle Cell Day on June 19th adopted by the United Nation to celebrate and campaign for the disease awareness.
While distributing the drugs at Dutsin-Ma General Hospital, the Chairman of the Foundation who is also a member representing Dutsin-Ma/Kurfi federal constituency, Hon. Armaya’u Abdulkadir, urged on worthy individuals to assist people living with the disease.
Abdulkadir, represented by the Secretary of the Foundation, Ibrahim Bature, added that people living with sickle cell risk complications like stroke, blindness and bone damage, amongst others, hence the donation.
While speaking,the Chief Medical Director of Dutsin-Ma General Hospital, Dr. Bello Shehu, commended the foundation for the donation.
He however, called for collaboration between donor agencies in order to assist sickle cell patients and the vulnerable.