The Samsung Mobile Nigeria in partnership with MTN Nigeria donated 500 Galaxy A2 Core devices with and 2GB data for 6 months to Federal Ministry of Health to curb COVID19 infection rate in Nigeria. July 21st, 2020.
The devices will be used by case managers for data capturing and case reporting in the isolation centres across 36 states including the Federal Capital Territory (F.C.T).
The Managing Director, Samsung Nigeria, Mr Caden Yu said,
“This is an essential part of Samsung’s strategy to support Nigeria on its mission to curb the infection rate and flatten the COVID-19 growth curve. Our thoughts are with every Nigerian and this donation is a way of using our resources to fight this pandemic.”
The items were presented to the government through the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire by Adetunji Taiwo, the head of Mobile Samsung West Africa when he led a delegation on a visit to the minister in his office yesterday.
Ehanire, according to a statement by Olujimi Oyetomi, Director, Information, Media & Public Relations of the Federal Ministry of Health, used the opportunity to express appreciation for the contributions made by individuals and organizations in form of donations of Medicines, Personal Protective Equipment’s (PPEs), which include masks, test kits among others to the Federal Ministry of Health for the containment of COVID-19.
Ehanire said daily, “he sat with his team to receive situation reports from states, local governments, treatment centres to see how to review treatments of COVID-19 patients, explaining that part of the challenges they face in doing so, “is the challenge of communication, data reporting, etc,” according to the statement.
He, therefore, revealed that the donation by Samsung and MTN of the sets, SIM Cards and data “comes in useful.”
He expressed appreciation and desired this appreciation to be sent to the headship of Samsung and MTN wherever they are that “Nigeria is very grateful” pledging that “we shall make the best use” of the items and integrating them into whatever that we have to improve service delivery.