Tony Asuquo, Uyo
Total E&P Nigeria Limited Port-Harcourt, has commenced rehabilitation work at the General Hospital, Ikot Abasi Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
This was in addition to the donation of essential drugs to selected health centres in offshore communities in Rivers and Akwa Ibom States respectively.
Deputy-General Manager, Community Affairs and Development, Mr James Urho during the presentation said, the donation to the nine selected Primary Health Care Centres in both states was another milestone in the history of Total E&P’s commitment to ensuring curative health of Nigerians in host communities.
The Deputy-General Manager, represented by the Community Relations Manager, Offshore and Port-Harcourt, Engr. Okechukwu Obara also flagged-off the rehabilitation work at the Children’s Ward of the General Hospital, Ikot Abasi and other primary/secondary health facilities.
He said the same gesture is extended to Primary Health Center, Ekparakwa, Primary Health Center, Ewang in Mbo, Primary Health Center, Ikpe Annang in Essien Udim and Oruk Anam Local Government Areas of Akwa Ibom.
The DGM said that, the essence was to boost effective health care delivery, while also inspecting similar Primary Health Centres at Opobo in collaboration with the Primary Health Care Management Board of Rivers State, for subsequent furnishing in line with their avowed commitment to partner both states in the provision of quality and affordable health services in the Niger-Delta.
“What is happening here today, is part of the numerous planned collaborations through the respective supervising agencies of both states, to deliver more people oriented programmes such as our annual Healthy Living Awareness campaign, Safe motherhood programme, Roll back malaria, HIV Awareness, Prostrate/Breast/Cervical Cancer Awareness campaigns as well as a week-long Mass Free Health Delivery Programme to mention but a few,” he stated.
He commended the community stakeholders, partners and the state governments for their contributions to the success of these programmes.
The Chief Medical Director of Ikot Abasi General Hospital, Dr. Richard Akpabio, while thanking the company for extending its support to the hospital, promised to make proper use of the drugs in the treatment of patients as well as protect the facility.
Ministry of Health, Akwa Ibom State was represented by Dr. Stephen Udofia and Rivers Primary Healthcare Management was represented by Dr. Ekanem Ayarawo. Both praised Total E&P for the gesture and complimented governments’ effort at making health care delivery affordable to the people.
They assured of government’s readiness to partner with the company to achieve its objective of the development of offshore communities in the Niger-Delta region.