Kaduna State government has signed a service level agreement with an American Company Zipline for the distribution of medical commodities in the state hospitals through the use of drones
While signing the agreement, Governor Nasiru El-Rufai said the agreement was build on the state’s investments in primary health care and supply chain transformation in the health sector.
According to the Governor, since from the 2015, the state government has upgraded 255 primary health care to morethan standard and is recruiting 3000 officers to strengthen the sector.
Malam Elrufai explained that, the state has also installed Pharmagrade warehouse, run by its health supplies agencies to ease the provision of medicines, consumables and vaccines to its health facilities.
The governor pointed out that, the company would add value to all the initiatives by building distribution hubs in the state and using drones to deliver medical supplies.
“The agreement with Zipline builds on and adds value to our initiatives to strengthen the capacity of the Kaduna State health system.This new emergency drone delivery service is a great solution to deliver vaccines, blood and other lifesaving products instantly when time is of essence. It will help ensure that millions of people in Kaduna State will always get the care they need.”
Malam Nasiru Elrufai Furthermore stated that, the company will be assembling the drones in Kaduna, thereby creating job opportunities in the state.
He however expressed the hope that, the company would deployed the latest drone technology in delivering of the state drugs, vaccines and other medical commodities to primary and secondary health centers across the state.
The governor added that, the state government value life of its citizens, pledged to continue makes investment in the area of health care for citizens to remained healthy.
The Senior Vice president of the Zipline Company Daniel Marfo said the company has for several years investing in the area of technology to improve health system across the world.