By Vivian Ihechu
Lagos, Nov. 12, 2020 The Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) has donated a Renal Centre worth N381 million to the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH) to support the hospital’s response to COVID-19 pandemic.
The NLNG said the gesture was also to boost healthcare delivery in Rivers State, a statement on Thursday by Mrs Eyono Fatayi-Williams, General Manager, External Relations and Sustainable Development, NLNG, said.
It said that NLNG’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Tony Attah, affirmed that NLNG was committed to supporting healthcare delivery in Rivers State, in line with its vision of “helping to build a better Nigeria”.
Attah, was represented by Fatayi-Williams, at the signing ceremony for the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the management of the hospital.
“The company is investing in the Bonny Community Health Insurance Programme (BCHIP), to help improve access to quality healthcare services.
“It is also investing in the Bonny Malaria Eradication Programme ,which aims to cut down malaria-related mortality among women and children under-five and to make Bonny Island Nigeria’s first malaria-free zone.
“These interventions signified NLNG’s resolve to stand with the people of Rivers State and to reciprocate their goodwill and support to the company over the years.’’
According to the statement, the donation is coming closely on the heels of the company’s COVID-19 donations in medical equipment and supplies worth over N476 million to five states, including Lagos, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Edo and Adamawa.
This was part of its contribution to the N11.4 billion Oil and Gas Industry Collaborative initiative, spearheaded by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier, NLNG had made donations to the Rivers State Government; Bonny Local Government and residents of Bonny Island of medical supplies and materials worth about N1 billion.
The statement said that the company’s other interventions in Rivers State included training of medical personnel on Bonny Island, the base of its operations.
Also, the donation of food items as palliatives to its host communities and the provision of a 24-bed treatment centre at the Bonny Zonal Hospital for residents of Bonny community.