The Rotary Club of Mgbuoba adopted the focus group discussion method and the administration of questionnaire in conducting the NEEDS Assessment. Relevant information was elucidated from the following groups: Chief Medical Directors of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Rivers State University Teaching Hospital, Medical Doctors, Nurses, and health officers and Nigeria Medical Association Rivers State Chapter.
The Rotary Club Mgbuoba identified shortage or non availability of PPEs as their most important priority thereby exposing health care professionals to the danger of contracting covid-19. Furthermore, health workers lamented the absence of ventilators in hospitals in Rivers State resulting in poor management and treatment of covid-19 patients.
•To address shortage of PPEs in hospitals due to the magnitude of this pandemic.
•To Provide adequate PPEs supplies in sufficient quantity to healthcare or other staff caring for suspected or confirmed covid-19 patients
•To prevent death of healthcare providers as over 150 health care givers has contracted covid-19 in Nigeria
•To reduce/arrest the spread of covid-19 in health facilities.
•To provide Ventilators to Hospitals for use by covid-19 patients
Project Duration: August-December 2020. The project fund will be used to buy 12 Ventilators, 600 units of PPEs Each unit
Containing: Head covers, Gloves medical masks,
Goggles or face shield, apron, gowns, respirators (N95 or FFP2 Standard), boots or closed work shoes. This project will be under the supervision of club
Service committee, Primary contacts as well as the club
1. Each Hospital will get 3 ventilators , with a total of 4 hospitals, total numbers of ventilators is 12 at a cost of 2000USD per ventilator
2. Each Hospital will get a complete set of 200 units of PPEs , with a total of 4 hospitals, total numbers of PPEs is 600 units at a cost of 150USD per unit of a complete set of PPE.
Total:90, 000.00 USD
3. Publicity: Radio, television, transport logistics
Total: 1000 USD
GROUND TOTAL: 115, 000.00 USD