COVID-19: FMN SUPPORTS UCH
The Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN), a diversified Nigerian agribusiness company, today donated protective equipment and consumables to the Hospital as support towards the fight to conquer the ravaging coronavirus pandemic.
The items were received by the Hospital’s management team led by the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), Dr. Victor Ifeolu Akinmoladun on behalf of the Chief Medical Director, Prof. Jesse Abiodun Otegbayo.
Akinmoladun expressed the profound appreciation of the Hospital towards the gesture coming at a time that humanity is yearning for an end to the pestilence of COVID- 19.
He assured the donors that the items will be used to provide the best care for the patients that will require them and further urged that other organizations and public-spirited Nigerians emulate the kind gesture. Dr. Akinmoladun also congratulated the FMN on its 60th-year anniversary.
Earlier, the Group Executive Director, Human Resources of the Flour Mills of Nigeria, Mr. Wale Adediran who presented the items on behalf of the Board, Management and Staff of the Company commended UCH for the steps taken so far to curb the spread of the novel COVID-19 disease.
Mr. Adediran, who is also the President and Chairman of the Council of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, noted that during this trying times, we need to come together as a people to fight the scourge of the COVID-19 virus which is casting a shadow on our way of life in Nigeria, and the world,” according to him, “with continued and adequate interventions like this, we can fight this pandemic.”
“For a company like ours that shares such a deep connection with Nigeria and her people for over 60 years, we understand the immense pressure this has on the health sector”, Mr. Adediran pointed out.
The items donated are, four oxylators; one ventilator; eight hundred pieces of N95 face masks; ten thousand pieces of hand gloves; fifty pieces of coverall gowns; a hundred pieces of coverall non-woven gowns and forty pieces of protective goggles.
The company also donated some items to the College of Medicine, which were collected by the Deputy Provost, Prof. Obafunke Denloye on behalf of the Provost, Prof. Oluwabunmi Olaopa.