Fight Against COVID-19 : Total E&P and partners embark in a lasting intervention  

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    In contribution to the Federal Government and State Governments  fight against  COVID-19 pandemic, Total UPSTREAM, a strategic & reliable partner, has taken a bold step in a lasting intervention saying  Nigeria is our home.

    We shall always discharge our duty as a responsible corporate citizen by offering our full support whenever the need arises”, stated the Executive Director, Corporate Affairs and Services, Abiodun Afolabi.

     

    In driving home this point,  Total and 30 other upstream operators in Nigeria’s Oil & Gas Industry, led by the NNPC, donated N21billion to the Federal Government’s Covid-19 effort.

    In the first phase, the donation covered three thematic areas, namely, provision of medical consumables; deployment of logistics and in-patient support services as well as medical infrastructure. Total’s contribution was $3.2m (N1.2b).

    Donation to Lagos state by Total and partners (NNPC, CNOOC, SAPETRO, PRIME)

    “Realising that the challenges brought about by the pandemic could potentially worsen the situation of persons living with HIV/AIDS, we reached out to the Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, NEPHWAN in Lagos with foodstuff, sanitary products and the much-needed antiretroviral drugs”, added Abiodun.

    Donation to Lagos state by Total and partners (NNPC, CNOOC, SAPETRO, PRIME) includes : 20 Hospital Beds, Surgical Ventilators, Primaflex Dialysis Machines, 50,000  Litres of Fuel/  Diesel and 2,000+ Face Masks

     

    Total and Partners identified the need for an OXYGEN PLANT in LAGOS STATE

    According to the Federal Ministry of Health, more than 625,000 deaths occur annually in Nigeria due to diseases associated with hypoxaemia insufficient oxygen in the blood. In children, hypoxaemia is a major fatal complication of pneumonia, accounting for 120,000 under-5 deaths in Nigeria per annum. In Nigeria, the Covid-19 pandemic simply made an already bad situation even worse.

    So that necessitated New oxygen plant in Lagos state, in collaboration with the Lagos Ministry of Health and our partners (NNPC, CNOOC, SAPETRO, Prime) we decided to build and donate a medical oxygen plant at the Gbagada General Hospital.

    “We believe that this facility would be useful even beyond the Covid-19 pandemic. It would not only help improve the state’s capacity to care for Covid-19 patients but also further strengthen capacity to manage other conditions associated with oxygen deficiency. The facility is in the last stages of construction and will be handed over to the Lagos State Government very soon”, stated Total E&P.

    Donations to Rivers state: Nigeria is our home. We shall always discharge our duty as a responsible corporate citizen by offering our full support whenever the need arises. Visit to the Eze Egi III of Egiland.

     

    Erema General Hospital: Medical Beds, Safety Gowns, Goggles, Sanitizers,  Sprayers, Drugs, Disinfectants  & more.

     

    The Range Items Donated Include:Ventilators & Monitors, Bouffan Hair Covers, Medical Beds & Mattresses, Diesel for logistics & operations, Surgical Masks, Hoods, Medical Gowns, Hand Sanitizers, Disinfectants, Sprayers, Biohazard Bags, Sanitary products, Paracetamol & other drugs

     

    Summary of Total COVID-19 Intervention

     

    Summarizing Total COVID-19 Intervention, the Country Communication Manager, Charles Ebereonwu, stated that Total and 30 other upstream operators in Nigeria’s Oil & Gas Industry donated N21b to the Federal Govt.  COVID-19 effort

    “Total presented 2 ventilators to Eti-Osa Local Government Council in Lagos. Total supported the Lagos State COVID-19 containment efforts with equipment and supplies,  reaching out to the Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS, NEPHWAN, in Lagos with food, sanitary products and antiretroviral drugs, donating medical equipment to Rivers State to help fight COVID-19. So also donation of  medical equipment to the 6 Division of Nigerian Army in Rivers State, donations to the Egi Communities one, of its key host communities and the Eze Egi and also donation of  various  medical supplies to the Erema Gen. Hospital”, he stated.

     

     

    Before Covid-19, there was Ebola

    What we did during Ebola- another infectious disease. A couple of weeks after Nigeria’s Ebola index case was recorded in Lagos in July 2014, we stepped forward to offer our modest support to the robust response put in place by the Lagos State Government. Both our upstream and downstream affiliates jointly donated five new Ford pickup vans to the Ebola Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) in Yaba, Lagos. We also made resources available for the fuelling of the five vehicles throughout the duration of the fight against Ebola Virus Disease. The vehicles came with full insurance and manufacturer maintenance plan”, he added.

     

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