Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) at the weekend announced its donation of
two standard ambulances to support the fight against Ebola Virus Disease in Lagos state.
Chevron’s General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs Deji Haastrup, in a statement, said the ambulances have been equipped with emergency life support tools and oxygen for optimum care of patients.
The statement said that the equipments were donated to support the core operations of the Ebola Operation Centre (EOC) and for Point of Entry (POE) activities of the EOC at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Health Services in Lagos, respectively.
“The first ambulance was handed over to the EOC, at the Public Health Central Library, Yaba on Aug. 29, 2014 while the second one was presented at the Port Health Services office at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja on Sept. 2, 2014, respectively.
Dr Olubukunola Fagade, CNL’s Medical Director, who made the donations on behalf of the NNPC/CNL Joint Venture, said the donations were a part of the Joint Venture’s social investments in the area of health for the benefit of the people of Nigeria.
“We see the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) as a threat to the collective health and socio-economy of the country. `We therefore reiterate our commitment to partner with other stakeholders to stem the tide of Ebola,” he said.
Receiving the ambulance at the EOC headquarters in Yaba, Dr. Faishal Shu’aib, Head/Incident Manager EOC, who is also the Technical Advisor to the Minister of State for Health, lauded the Joint Venture’s effort and described the contribution as invaluable in the concerted efforts at containing the disease.
“This donation will definitely assist in dealing with this emergency, it is important to acknowledge the fact that Nigeria has done a very good job in acting quickly.
At the presentation to the Port Health Services, Dr. Morenike Alex-Okoh, Head, Port Health Services, Lagos who was accompanied by Mrs. Faleye, Head Nurse, received the Ambulance designated for Port Health assistance.