… also N234m donations to support COVID-19 response by states.

The Nigeria Liquefied National Gas (NLNG) Limited, has donated medical equipment to Edo and Adamawa states as part of its contribution to the N11.4 billion oil and gas industry collaborative initiative, led by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to fight the COVID-19.

The two states are the fourth and fifth respectively to benefit from the Company’s COVID-19 donations under the initiative worth N476 million, the LNG said. Other past beneficiaries include Lagos, Bayelsa and Akwa Ibom states.

NLNG spokesperson and general manager, external relations and sustainable development, Mrs Eyono Fatayi-William, said donations, worth over N234 million, will go to support COVID-19 response by the state governments as well as support the Stella Obasanjo Memorial Hospital,  Benin and the Federal Medical Centre, Yola.

According to Fatai-Williams, the equipment donated in Edo State include electric 4-section profiling hospital beds, alpha active mattresses, portable patient monitors with digital technology, dual-channel IBP, EtCO2 (sidestream) – PHASEIN, thermal array recorders, wall mount for truscope series, volumetric infusion pumps, boxes of infusomat space line standard, infusion syringe pumps, boxes of perfusor line, perfusor syringes (20ml and 50ml) and docking stations for pumps.

NLNG also donated were Fred PA- I, suctioning machine, bedside cabinets, overbed table examination lights, bedhead service system, cubicle curtain, crash cart, patient trolley-LG20, drug trolley, clinical waste bin, sharps bins, drip stands, units of DVT prevention system, DVI garments (calf), and chart board trolleys.

In Adamawa State, NLNG donated ventilators, syringe pumps, suction machines, defibrillators, ICU bed, bedside cabinets, mattresses, pillows, hospital cart (resuscitation carts), I -Stat reagent/blood gas/electrolytes analyser, I-Stat cartridge and analyser, infusion pumps, haematology auto-analysers, chemistry analyser and blood/fluid warmer.

Other items include electronic patient monitors, coagulometer, CRRT machine, blood bank cold centrifuge – 8 buckets, dental chair, Apheresis machine, Dicom printer (OKI) ES8431 DME & UPS, resuscitation bed stethoscope, weighing scales, sphygmomanometers, infrared thermometers, nebulizers, autoclaves, wheelchairs, examination gloves, hand sanitizers, digital BP monitors, delivery beds and respirator surgical masks.

The donations were presented by NLNG’s managing director/chief executive officer, Engr. Tony Attah, who was represented by NLNG general manager, external relations and sustainable development, Mrs Eyono Fatayi-William
The NLNG chief executive officer emphasised the need for Nigerians to stay on course to defeat the virus, adding that NLNG’s contribution to the fight against COVID-19 was in line with its vision of “helping to build a better Nigeria”.

He commended the state governments for their persistence and resilience in fighting the pandemic and effectively managing the impact on the lives of Nigerians and the economy.

NLNG had made donations to the Rivers State Government; Bonny Local Government, the base of its operations; and to residents of Bonny Island with medical supplies and materials worth about N1billion.

By Chibisi Ohakah, Abuja

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