As part of its ongoing contribution towards the Federal Government’s efforts in managing the second wave of Covid-19, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) yesterday (7th Jan) distributed more free liquid oxygen to designated hospitals and isolation centres in Abuja, Nigeria.

The University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada and the Department of State Services Isolation Centre in Abuja, were the latest locations to benefit from the latest oxygen batch. 

Produced by the NAF LOX Plant at the 103 Strike Group (103 STG) Yola, the oxygen was airlifted by the NAF c-120 Hercules aircraft to the Nnmadi Azikiwe International Airport, and handed over to the beneficiaries by the Chief of Medical Services (CMS), Air Commodore Gideon Bako, who was represented by the Commander 063 NAF Hospital Abuja, Group Captain Muzzammil Muhammed.

Speaking during the handing over of the oxygen the CMS said NAF will continue to provide the free oxygen to hospitals and isolation centres in line with the directive of the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.

Director of Medical Gases, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Mr Nathan Yatufate, who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries, expressed his delight at the gesture by the NAF, noting that the oxygen has been instrumental in saving the lives of most Covid-19 patients.