NNPC to the Rescue; Donates Medical Equipment to Nyanya Victims



The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Thursday delivered medical equipments worth millions of naira to victims of Abuja bomb blast at Asokoro, Nyanya and National hospitals in Abuja.

The donation include anaesthetic equipment, BP monitor, glucometer, medical thermometer, proctoscopes, medical weighing scales, pulse oximeters, clutches, gloves, surgical hooks, bandages, cleaning supplies and syringes, among others.

NNPC Group Executive Director (Corporate Services), Mr Dan Efebo, who led NNPC delegates to the hospitals, called on Nigerians to join hands to tackle the menace of terrorism in the country.

He said the donation to the victims and hospitals was to assist them to cope with the very difficult situation the dastardly act had brought to the victims and their families

“We share in your pains and travails at this difficult period and join all well meaning Nigerians to condemn the senseless attack on our collective destiny.

“We call on all Nigerians to join hands and work towards ensuring that the activities of terrorist are brought to an end in the country.

“We assure you of our continuous support and pray for speedy recovery for all the victims in hospitals across the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja,” he said.

Efebo prayed that Almighty God would grant the souls of those who lost their lives in the incident eternal rest and their loved ones the fortitude to bear the loss.

The Board Chairman of National Hospital, Dr Tony Okam, while receiving the items, commended the minister for finding time to identify with the victims

“We thank God for the spirit of unity the Nigerians put forward during this unfortunate incident.

“The full complement and cooperation of the staff here was responsible for the low level of casualty recorded during this time.

While noting that the response of NNPC is commendable, he requested for the assistance of the corporation to provide more ambulances because the ones available were not enough.

“The hospital is deeply overwhelmed by the support of NNPC and that of the petroleum minister and her team.

We commend the NNPC and the minister for ensuring the availability of petroleum products, especially diesel which the hospital used mainly for its operation”.

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