Firm supports frontline workers with 300,000 face masks
To combat the spread of COVID-19, a financial service technology company, OPay, has supported healthcare centres and hospitals across the country with about 300,000 face masks.
The support, the firm said, was part of N50m fund set up to provide medical supplies to frontline health workers as well as relief support to the less-privileged during the pandemic.
Acting also on the campaign by Nigerian Stock Exchange’s tagged ‘#MaskForAllNg’, the tech firm also donated 100,000 medical masks to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).
Speaking at the presentation, Country Manager, OPay, Iniabasi Akpan, maintained that the use of facemasks was one of the effective ways to protect against the dreaded disease.
According to him, “This is part of our #DoMoreInitiative. We consider it a duty to support our frontline medical workers. They are our brothers, sisters and real heros working tirelessly during this pandemic. One way to protect ourselves and reduce the spread is the effective use of the face masks.”
Appreciating the gesture, the Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, who received about 50,000 medical face masks on behalf of the state’s hospital management board and the Chief Medical Director of LASUTH, Prof. Adetokunbo Fabamwo, said the donation would go a long way to support their efforts to protect frontline health workers who are daily exposed to the risks that the COVID-19 pandemic poses.
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