Shell Exploration Company donates pediatric ward to hospital –
Shell Exploration and Production Company Limited donated a pediatric ward with a capacity of 10 beds to Jama’are General Hospital in Bauchi State.
Elohor Aibani, the general manager of the company, on Wednesday inaugurated the Jama’are installation.
Aibani said the project is part of the company’s social responsibility.
Aibani said the facility was designed with a well-equipped laboratory, boreholes with a capacity of 2,000 liters, a solar panel and a water treatment facility.
She said the project was also designed to improve access to quality health services at the grassroots, adding that the company would not relax in its efforts to add value to the lives of Nigerians.
The project, she said, was designed and implemented in collaboration between SNEPCO and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation as part of an intervention to promote health services for children.
Previously, Alhaji Abdullahi Zubairu, Project Manager, Dangaru Global Resource Nigeria Limited, a consulting company that managed the project, congratulated the hospital management and the host community for their cooperation.
He said the pediatric ward has a well-equipped toilet, consultation room, rest area and injection room.
In a remark, Alhaji Aliyu Gamawa, director of research, planning and statistics at the Bauchi State Ministry of Health, praised the gesture, adding that it would improve the delivery of health services in the country. State.
Gamawa called the project “timely” and called on organizations to emulate the move to improve quality health services in rural communities.
In his remarks, Alhaji Samaila Jarma, Chairman of the Jama’are Local Government Council, praised the gesture and promised to ensure efficient maintenance of the facility.
Jarma said about 45,000 people in the region would benefit from the project, adding that it would also reduce the infant mortality rate.
Also speaking, Dr Abdullahi Ardo, Chief Medical Director, assured the commitment of the hospital management to ensure efficient use of the facility.
According to him, the provision of modern equipment in the laboratory will facilitate the performance of medical analyzes in the establishment and reduce referral services.