The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Company has donated a 10-bed holding centre to Bonny Zonal Hospital in Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers.
The company also donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth millions of naira to its host community and 500,000 dollars worth of medical equipment to the Rivers Government.
A statement issued on Thursday by the company’s General Manager, External Relations and Sustainable Development, Eyono Fatayi-Williams, said NLNG Managing Director, Tony Attah, handed over the facility in Bonny .
“The Holding Centre donated to the Bonny Zonal Hospital is part of our support to our host community to fight the spread of coronavirus.
“The handover is coming closely on the heels of the donation of two vehicles, medical and other materials to Rivers State Government,” Attah said.
Attah, represented by NLNG’s Manager of Community Relations, Godson Dienye, gave an assurance that the company was committed to actualising its vision of establishing a healthy society.
He listed items donated to include one oxygen bank with five bull nose cylinders, 10 drip stands and 10,000 one-fit N95 healthcare particulate respirator.
Others included were 25,000 surgical masks, 50,000 nitrile gloves, 12,500 hooded coverall with boots, 70 respirators and five suction machines among others.
“Similarly, the company has embarked on several other initiatives which have had direct bearing on the well-being of the masses.
“Only recently, the company donated medical equipment worth over 500,000 dollars to the Rivers State Government to manage the coronavirus pandemic.
“The company also pledged intervention at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital worth one million dollars,” he said.
The state Commissioner of Health, Prof. Princewill Chike, who thanked the company for its gesture, gave an assurance that the facility would be managed to promote good health and safety of residents of Bonny Island.