NNPC / Chevron JV donates hospital equipment to Ijaw and Itsekiri field hospitals

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Chevron Nigeria Ltd Joint Venture (CNL) donated healthcare equipment and pharmaceuticals to two field hospitals in the kingdom of Egbema-Gbaramatu and Ogidigben in the areas of Local Government of Warri South-West and Warri North of Delta State. .

Hospital equipment, including pharmaceuticals, worth several million naira, was donated to the two CNL-sponsored field hospitals in Tsekeluwu and Oporoza, seat of the Gbaramatu kingdom and at Government Cottage hospital. of Ogidigben in the Kingdom of Warri.

The equipment was received in Warri on behalf of rural hospitals by the Egbema-Gbaramatu Community Development Foundation (EGCDF) and the Itsekiri Regional Development Committee (IRDC).

During the separate ceremonies for handing over hospital and pharmaceutical items to the EGCDF and IRDC secretariats in Warri on Monday, August 30, 2021, Mr. Esimaje Brikinn, Director General of the CNL, Politics, Government and Public Affairs (PGPA), said were among the company’s contributions to the EGCDF and IRDC communities to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in healthcare.

“We thank the Delta State government for always supporting the GMoU. CNL is proud to be a part of it. We believe that the success of our business is tied to the progress and prosperity of the people we collaborate with and the communities where we work. Everywhere we work, we demonstrate ethical, environmentally responsible, safe and respectful business practices. We are also contributing to the achievement of the SDGs. As we would say, we are in the business of driving human progress.

“Our main contribution is to develop and safely supply affordable and reliable energy necessary for social and economic progress. In addition, through our work we contribute to protecting people and the environment and by investing in health, education and economic development, ”said enthusiastic Brikinn, who was represented by the Senior Advisor on Government Affairs and public, PGPA, Happy Apai.

Oil giant GM appreciated the government of the Delta State, the traditional rulers of the Egbema-Gbaramatu kingdoms and the Warri kingdom, and the general public for their commitment and support in achieving the goals of the GMoU.

CNL expressed confidence that given the mutual trust already engendered between it and the Kingdoms, communities close to its operations “will continue to ensure a peaceful environment for business activities so that all stakeholders continue to benefit from operations. of the CNL in Delta State “.

Delta State Health Commissioner Dr Ononyi Mordi, who was represented by Warri Central Hospital Director General Dr Patrick Omu, said the government was happy to always partner with eco-friendly people and businesses like Chevron.

Dr Omu, however, pledged that the state government will ensure that health equipment reaches the exact end users in the streams and also urged recipient hospitals to use it quickly and wisely.

Receiving the articles on behalf of the communities, EGCDF President Joseph Wuruyai and IRDC Public Relations Officer (PRO) Moses Fregene, who replaced the president, thanked Chevron, the government of the ‘State and other stakeholders for donations and genuine concern for the well-being of people.

They promised to ensure the judicious use of health equipment and to maintain it for the benefit of members of the Ijaw and Itsekiri communities who cannot travel to the town of Warri for access to medical treatment.

Medical items supplied for use in the field hospitals, which were on display in their pristine condition, included wheelchairs, ultrasound scanner, nebulizer, oxygen cylinder with cart, stethoscopes, genotype machine, binoculars patient monitors and microscope.

Others were a pediatric UV light system, baby incubators, automatic urine analyzer, laboratory incubators, manual suction machine, electric suction machine, mercury sphygmomanometer, and Neubar chamber, among others.

Other dignitaries present at the events were Director of the Delta State Contributive Health Scheme, Dr Ben Nkechika, MD, Toronto Hospital, Nigeria, Emeka Eze, Chevron staff including Douglas Ibigo and Kayode Adeboye, Emmanuel Asu, treasurer of the IRDC and EGCDF General Secretary Joseph Abilo, among others.


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