COVID-19: NNPC, SNEPCo donate advanced medical equipment to Lagos State

Amaka E. Nliam

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The Lagos State Government has received multi-million Naira state-of-the-art medical and ancillary equipment and consumables from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) to support the fight against COVID-19.

The donated equipment include a #COVID19 compatible Thermo Fisher Real Time PCR Machine with extraction reagents and 2,000 test kits for molecular screening test and High-Grade Plasma Apheresis Machine that aids the automatic separation of blood plasma.

Others are Intensive Care Ambulance and Ventilators; Critical Care Hospital Beds and Mattresses; Automatic External Defibrillator Machines; Suction Machines, Infrared Thermometres, Respiratory Nebulizers, Oxygen Cylinders, Concentrators, 30KVA 48Volts Solar Hybrid Solution with 148kWh Battery Storage and 104 pieces of Solar panels to provide alternative power to the Infectious Disease Hospital; 150KVA Generator and some medical consumables.

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, received the equipment on behalf of the State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and expressed gratitude for the getsure:

“We are indeed very happy with this generous donation and your organization’s continuous kind gestures to the State health sector.

“Our job is to bring the outbreak under control and make economic activities continue as best as we can,” @ProfAkinAbayomi said.

 

He added that the donation of the sophisticated equipment speaks to the core of the importance of public-private partnership, noting that Lagos State will continue to encourage more public-private partnership, which will impact positively on the health and wellbeing of citizens.

Earlier in his remarks, the Managing-Director of SNEPCo, Mr. Bayo Ojulari, commended the Lagos State Government for measures put in place to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, noting that the strategies being implemented have boosted citizens’ confidence in the State Government to tame the virus.

 

Amaka E. Nliam

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