Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Bishop Donates 500KVA Generating Set to NAUTH

Okechukwu Onuegbu

 A Non Governmental Organization, Emma Bishop Okonkwo Foundation has donated a brand new 500KVA generator set to Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching  Hospital(NAUTH), Nnewi, Anambra state with a view to improving its quality of power supply in the institution.

While handing over the generator set to the hospital, at a ceremony held in  the boardroom of the institution, Nnewi, the Founder of the NGO, Dr Okonkwo stressed that it is his desire that all avoidable deaths should be prevented through conscious and sustainable efforts in collaboration with competent health institutions.

According to Okonkwo, "We have since noted the devastating effects of epileptic power supply in our national life, particularly the health sector. There is no doubt that a lot of lives would further be saved through constant power supply to energize various gadgets in our health institutions”.

Dr Okonkwo, who noted that government cannot provide all the necessary enabling facilities in the health sector for the people, and urged the hospital management to make effective use of the generator for the desired purposes, disclosed that the cardinal objective of his NGO is to assist major institutions in the health sector to provide quality and affordable healthcare for the masses.

Represented by a team of four directors from the foundation led by Prof. Okechukwu Mbonu,  Okonkwo recalled  that the foundation had earlier donated one ambulance vehicle through the state government to the hospital, hopping that it is providing quality service to NAUTH.

Responding, the CMD of NAUTH, Prof. Anthony Igwegbe revealed that the hospital is in dire need of transformers to improve services, especially to stabilize power supply and energize hospital equipment.

“We operate three units of 500KVA generators on daily bases and maintains them regularly which is very costly. This generator set is a big relief to this institution, it is very vital for doctors to work and will help to save patients' lives”, Prof. Igwegbe averred even as he called for more assistance from well meaning individuals, philanthropists and organizations to help facilitate their work to the public, because according to him, some of their equipment have broken down due to epileptic power supply and needed to be repaired.



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