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NLNG unveils twin theatre suite at Jos Teaching Hospital

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By Blessing Odega

The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG) has inaugurated a twin theatre suite at the Accident and Emergency Unit of the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), aimed at enhancing healthcare delivery.

Mr Andy Odeh, the General Manager of External Relations and Sustainable Development at NLNG, highlighted the organisation’s commitment to improving the nation’s healthcare infrastructure through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives across the six geopolitical zones.

He noted that the project addressed the long waitlist for surgical procedures due to limited theatres, offering state-of-the-art facilities to shorten waiting times.

The completed project includes two operating theatre suites, scrub rooms, preparation rooms, recovery room, conveniences, linen room, nurses station, and medical equipment.

Odeh emphasised the importance of protecting and utilising the facility efficiently for service delivery.

Dr Pokop Bupwatda, the Chief Medical Director of JUTH, lauded NLNG for the project’s impact on proactive healthcare service delivery, calling for further interventions to provide CT scans and MRI facilities.

Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State, commended NLNG for selecting JUTH for the HSP project, anticipating improved healthcare quality and reduced patient waiting times.

He praised JUTH’s staff for their dedication despite challenges.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that JUTH’s project is one of the six projects of NLNG’s Hospital Support Programme, which commenced in January 2023. (NAN) www.nannews.ng

Edited by Gabriel Yough

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