Sahara Group Foundation, the Personal and Corporate Social Impact vehicle of Sahara Group, has reaffirmed its dedication to healthcare improvement by donating state-of-the-art medical equipment to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital in Edo State, Nigeria.
The donation is a fulfilment of Sahara Group’s pledge to give medical equipment provided by Sahara Group Foundation to shore up response operations at the ThisDay Dome COVID-19 Isolation and Treatment Centre in Abuja, a 360-bed facility that became the model for other isolation centres in Nigeria.
Following the COVID-19 pandemic, the isolation centre was decommissioned.
The Sahara Group Foundation formulated a strategy to distribute the medical equipment to healthcare institutions across the nation, with the aim of ramping up healthcare access and availability of ultra-modern equipment in tertiary health institutions.
In collaboration with Asharami Energy, the University of Benin Teaching Hospital was selected as one of the recipients of the medical equipment and supplies.
The equipment, including dialysis machine, automatic dialysis chair, suction units, monitors, oxygen tanks, medical bed, manual ICU medical beds and drip stand among others was officially handed over to the hospital management in a ceremony held at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital on November 6, 2023.
Speaking at the handover ceremony, Ejiro Gray, Director, Sahara Group Foundation, emphasised the Foundation’s commitment to making a difference globally across the energy value chain by providing innovative and sustainable initiatives that enhance the value of living for individuals in its host communities.