05 December 2012, Sweetcrude, Abuja – The University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH) has become the latest beneficiary of Total’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives with the commissioning and handover of a modern emergency room equipment by the company on Friday, November 23, 2012.
The state of the art equipment donated are: 2 Defibrillators, 1 Ultrasound Scanner, 1 Mobile X-ray machine, 5 Ventilators, 1 EGC machine, 10 Electronics Vital Sign monitors, 5 Laryugo Scopes,24 Ambu bags, 10 Electronic thermometers,10 Oxygen Cylinders, 10 Sphygmometers,5 Suction machines and 1 Perkins 100 KVA Generator.
They were received on behalf of the institution by the Chief Medical Director, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), Professor Aaron Ojule, who commended Total and its partners for the laudable gesture. “This is something that speaks eloquently for your company. Our hospital is in the heart of the Niger Delta; the hub of oil company activities in the region. We are open to everybody, and everybody is our client. That gives us a lot of challenge trying to meet up the needs of everybody.
The equipment you have donated gladdens our heart, because these are the equipment a modern emergency department should have. It is true we have some equipment, but a big hospital like ours cannot be said to have too many equipment. We are grateful, but hopeful that you will continue to partner with us”, Professor Ojule remarked.
The DMD Port Harcourt District, Mr. Nicolas Brunet, expressed appreciation to the company’s partners viz NNPC, Petrobras, Sapetro and CNOOC for agreeing to support this effort adding that similar equipment had been donated to other teaching hospitals in the Niger Delta and Lagos. His address was read by the Deputy General Manager, CSR & Public Affairs, Deepwater District, Dr. (Mrs) Nkoyo Attah.
The Group General Manager, NAPIMS, Mr. Morrison Fidi, noted that the equipment would meet the needs of the hospital and pledged to always support Total in her efforts to meet the aspirations of Nigerians in quality health care delivery. His message was delivered by Mr. Harry Agbo.
Total is noted for its diverse CSR initiatives that benefit both the host communities and the country at large. Education, rural infrastructure, electricity, health centres and free health care schemes have become permanent features of TOTAL’S CSR programmes. These programmes not only endear the company to the country, but have been closely aligned with the company’s sustainable development vision.