MTN Foundation has donated medical equipment and supplies to the Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (FETHA 1) in Ebonyi state.
In a statement by the foundation at the weekend, it said the donation was part of MTN Foundation’s effort to tackle the long waiting period patients experience before getting medical attention in Nigerian hospitals.
Speaking at the event, the state’s Commissioner of Health, Dr. Umezurike Daniel, commended MTN Foundation for the gesture saying “the equipment donated will enable the state prepare and attend to any form of medical emergencies that may arise.”
Medical equipment donated by the foundation include emergency crash cart/trolley, Vital sign monitor, Nebulizer, Suture sets, laryngoscopes, stethoscopes, and digital patient monitors, amongst others.
The statement added that the gesture was “part of various corporate social responsibility activities carried out by MTN Foundation whose main objective is to improve the quality of life in communities across the country by supporting and implementing sustainable projects in education, health, art & culture, economic empowerment and other national priorities.”
Dignitaries at the event include the Director of Public Health, Ebonyi State Ministry of Health, Dr. Mike Urom; Director of Administration, Ebonyi State Ministry of Health, Lady Anoke Eze Nnenna Ogo; Chief Medical Director, FETHA, Dr. Onwe Emeka Ogah (FWACP); Senior Manager, MTN Foundation, Mr. Abasi-Ekong Udobang; Manager Health Portfolio, MTN Foundation, Mr. Victor Orie-Ononogbu; and other stakeholders.
It noted that the MTN Emergency Ward Intervention will be extended to other states, after providing critical medical facilities in Imo State in the coming days.
It will be recalled that the Foundation had last Wednesday donated medical equipment to Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Anambra state as part of its ongoing Emergency Ward Intervention project.