COVID-19: Ex FIDA Boss Calls For Improvement Of Nigerian Health Care Systems - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE

COVID-19: Ex FIDA Boss Calls For Improvement Of Nigerian Health Care Systems

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By Gbenga Sodeinde, Ado Ekiti

Past FIDA Chairperson  in Ekiti State and Co-Founder of Emeraldscape Environmental Development, Mrs Adefunke Anoma has called on Nigerian government. to work on the improvement of our health care systems going by the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.

Mrs Anoma said this during a telephone interview with our correspondent on the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic which is currently ravaging the whole world.

According to her," It is sadly taking the Covid-19 pandemic to make us all see the importance of well resourced healthcare systems and institutions with vast capabilities to gulp health shocks of the magnitude of Coronavirus pandemic"

Anoma who is also a co-founder, Emeraldscape Environmental Development opined that the outbreak of the pandemic sent people back to basis.

 According to her, "the situation has sent us all back to the basics, getting our priorities right as people, family, Nation and occupants of mother earth as a whole"

The former FIDA boss outlined various steps that have been taken so far by the organization to help curtail the spread of coronavirus in Ekiti state.

She said the organization has assisted the state government in the distribution of palliatives and also reached out to private individuals who are in need of financial assistance during this lock down. 

She also added that Emeraldscape has used it's radio program tagged "You and Your Environment" to sensitise the people on coronavirus pandemic.

Mrs Adefunke Anoma on behalf of her newly established organization 'Emeralscape' commended  the effort of the State government under the leadership of Dr. Kayode Fayemi in involving CSOs in the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable/indigents persons in Ekiti state.

According to her, "this shows the sincerity of  purpose of the exercise. The CSOs distributed without recourse to political affiliation of the beneficiaries.

Also speaking on the aims and objectives of her organisation, she said Emeraldscape is a non governmental organisation that is concerned with addressing global environmental issues and degradation such as climate change/global warming, providing advocacy on conscious cultural attitudinal change towards the environment in relation to air pollution, flooding, wastes management, research into clean energy generation, forestation and so on. 

On its aims and objectives , she said the main aims and objectives of the organization is to improve on the behavioural pattern of people towards the environment and to discover talents and skills geared towards generating cleaner energy.