COVID-19: Chevron donates PCR Lab Centre to Delta State

Dr. Omoraka, (1st R) commissioning the Molecular Laboratory at Central Hospital, Warri, while Mr. Sam Daibo, Dr. Paul Okunbor & others observe

By Anayo Ezugwu

CHEVRON Nigeria Limited, CNL, has donated a Polymerase Chain Reaction, PCR, laboratory to Warri Central Hospital to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Delta State.

Other items donated along with the PCR machine, included test kits, medical consumables, four air conditioners, refrigerators, and a 50-KVA soundproof generating set, as well as the renovation of the four-room laboratory building provided by the Delta State government.

Dr. Omoraka (2nd right) Mr. Sam Daibo (middle) Hon. Ataire Awin (4th left) Dr. Abeke Ufuoma (3rd left) Happy Apai (left) & others, while inspecting the Surgical Theatre

The company also handed over a well-equipped surgical theatre and consulting rooms, which is built and equipped, along with a 60kva generator, to the Ekpan General Hospital, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State.  Esimaje Brikinn, general manager, policy, government, and public affairs said the donations are part of the overall contributions of CNL to the fight against COVID-19 and the improvement of medical services delivery in Delta State.

“We are happy that our partnership with Delta State has led to improvements in the people’s quality of life through our investments in Education, Health and Social Infrastructure and the sponsorship of manpower development programmes in the health and educational sectors,” he said, thanking the Delta State Government for the continued support for CNL’s operations in the state.

A cross section of members of Ekpan Community, Reps of the State govt. and CNL, in a group photograph with the hospital staff at the event.

On her part, F. E. Omoraka, director of health services/CEO Delta State Hospital Management Board and a representative of the Delta State Commissioner for Health at the handover event, lauded NNPC/CNL JV for living up to its corporate social responsibility. “We want other oil multinationals to emulate the good gesture of CNL in partnering with the state government to make life meaningful for the people of Delta State,” she said.

– Sept. 10, 2020 @ 15:39 GMT |

The four-bedroom Molecular Laboratory COVID-19 Testing Centre at Central Hospital, Warri
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