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Nigeria: Coronavirus – NNPC Hands Over Medical Equipment to Uniabuja Teaching Hospital

The <a target=”_blank” href=”https://www.nnpcgroup.com/Pages/Home.aspx”>Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation</a> (NNPC) has donated medical equipment meant to help combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital in Gwagwalada, the Federal Capital Territory.

The spokesperson of the corporation, Kennie Obateru, said the equipment were handed over to the hospital management by NNPC Group Managing Director, Mele Kyari.

They include an oxygen generating plant, one brand new ambulance, six NNPC operational ambulance vehicles, one big ventilator, one small ventilator, patient monitor, hospital beds, bedside cupboards, overtop tables, air conditioners, fully automated 5-part hematology analyzer and semi-automated chemistry analyzer.

Other items were an alert blood culture analyzer, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) device, pro-express Samsung printer, binocular microscope, table top centrifuge and pipettes.

“Government cannot do this alone. Health systems, the world over, are getting overwhelmed. Countries with stronger health systems are struggling to contain the pandemic.

“In light of this, the Oil and Gas Industry is collaborating to strengthen Nigeria’s response to the pandemic.”

Mr Kyari said these efforts, coordinated by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, will support government agencies in providing urgently needed resources both human and materials required to curb this pandemic,” Mr Kyari said.