- Billionaire businesswoman Folorunsho Alakija has announced a donation of N1 billion for the fight against coronavirus
- The businesswoman commended the federal and state government's effort towards curtailing the spread of the deadly disease
- Alakija equally commended private sectors and individuals for their efforts
Billionaire businesswoman Folorunsho Alakija has pledged N1 billion for Nigeria's fight against coronavirus as cases of the deadly disease continue to rise.
Alakija made the donation through her oil company and commended the efforts made by the federal and state governments, private sectors and individuals towards the fight against coronavirus in Nigeria.
Since coronavirus pandemic hit Nigeria, there have been a lot of donations from Nigerian entrepreneurs to support the country in its fight against the pandemic.
In other news, a healthcare worker in New York City identified as Prakriti Gaba has shared a heart-wrenching experience health workers are having with patients of coronavirus.
Prakriti, who took to Twitter to share the experience, said she cared for 20 patients who were all on breathing machines due to the deadly disease.
She said all the patients in a hospital in New York City are extremely sick and sicker patients keep flooding in.
She said: "Many patients are being intubated as soon as they show up to the Emergency Room. We are doing our best to take care of them on regular floor beds and in the ER itself. But it is HARD...
"Some of our sickest patients with #COVID19 really need dialysis, but we don’t have enough machines. We are actively rationing care - something I thought I would never see in our healthcare system...
"It is heartbreaking to have end-of-life discussions w/ family members. No part of me was prepared to convey that a family member can’t say goodbye. That their love one would have to be alone during their final moments. I cannot imagine how they feel...how painful it is..."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Bassey Offiong was a 25-year-old student of Western Michigan University who died of coronavirus on Saturday, March 28.
The student, who was from Detroit, was expected to graduate with a chemical engineering degree in a few weeks.
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