Covid-19: company donates N500m worth of medical equipment

Abdul Mohammed Isa, Minna

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A private energy company, Mainstream Energy Solution, has donated medical equipment worth 500 million naira to support the fight against Covid-19 in Niger, Kogi and Nasarawa states in North Central Nigeria, and Abuja, the nation’s capital city.

The Company’s head of corporate  communications, Mr Gbenga Adebogbole, presented the  medical equipment to the  Niger state government in Minna the state capital,

He said the gesture by the  company, which owns the Shiroro, kainji and Jebba hydro power plants and the Abuja Electricity  Distribution Company, was part of their corporate social responsibilities in the fight  against the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

“Each of  the benefiting states of kogi, Niger, Nasarawa and Abuja would receive 1000 pieces  of face masks, 500 standard hospital beds and one ventilator each except,  Gwagwalada Teaching Hospital that will  get two ventilators”, he said.

While receiving the  equipment on behalf of the state government, wife of the Niger State Governor, Dr. Amina  Sani Bello ,disclosed that the state government has equipped the  isolation centre at the state General Hospital, Minna and has converted the social rehabilitation centre to an additional isolation centre. She commended the donors for the gesture and ensured adequate usage of the facilities.

 

Nneka Ukachukwu