As part of efforts to mitigate the economic effect of the Ebola outbreak on First Consultant Hospital, the Lagos State government has announced plans to donate N50 Million to the hospital.
The donation is said to be a “business support gesture” and also a means of offering support to all those who suffered from the disease, both dead and alive, The Stream reports.
The state commissioner for health, Jide Idris made the announcement yesterday at a news briefing at the Alausa State Secretariat.
“Having addressed the human angle in containing the outbreak, there is now the need to address the economic consequences. Under consideration are the following: Support to the affected persons including those alive and N50million lump sum as business support gesture to the First Consultant Medical Centre. This is with view to getting the people/businesses back on their feet and for businesses to re-secure patronage of their customers. It needs clearly be stated that this is not an attempt at compensation but a gesture of goodwill on the part of government,” he said.