Port Harcourt — Chevron Nigeria Limited in collaboration her Joint Venture partners has donated medical equipment and pharmaceuticals to cottage hospitals in Oporoza, Tsekelewu and Ogidigben communities in Egbema-Gbaramatu kingdom, Delta State.
The medical items donated include wheel-chairs, ultrasound scanners, nebulisers, oxygen cylinder with trolley, stethoscopes, genotype machine, patient monitors and binoculars microscope.
Others are, pediatric UV light system, incubators, urine analyser, suction machines, mercurial sphygmomanometer and genotype machine, electronic scale, among others.
CNL General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs, Mr Esimaje Brikinn, said the donations are part of the company’s contributions to help the benefitting communities meet United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals on healthcare.
“We believe that our business success is tied to the progress and prosperity of the people we collaborate with and the communities where we work.
“Everywhere we work, we demonstrate ethical, environmentally responsible, safe and respectful business practices.
“We also contribute to the achievement of the SDGs. As we would say, we are in the business of driving human progress.”
Also speaking, Delta State Commissioner for Health, Dr Ononye Mordi, who commended CNL for the donation, said the government was happy to always partner with people and corporately-responsible companies like Chevron.
Mordi assured that the state will ensure that the equipment are maintained and used for the healthcare of the target communities.
Egbema-Gbaramatu Communities Development Foundation received the items for the Oporoza and Tsekelewu cottage hospitals, while the Itsekiri Regional Development Committee received for Ogidigben Cottage hospital.