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PMH, IHS Nigeria commission new cylinder gas plant

By Tobi Awodipe
16 November 2021   |   2:17 am
Africa’s leading multi-specialist hospital, Paelon Memorial Hospital in collaboration with IHS Nigeria, one of the largest independent owners, managers, and developers of shared telecommunications infrastructure in the world, this week, commissioned a new Cylinder Gas plant. Undoubtedly, medical oxygen is an essential medicine used to care for patients at all levels of the healthcare system,…

Africa’s leading multi-specialist hospital, Paelon Memorial Hospital in collaboration with IHS Nigeria, one of the largest independent owners, managers, and developers of shared telecommunications infrastructure in the world, this week, commissioned a new Cylinder Gas plant.

Undoubtedly, medical oxygen is an essential medicine used to care for patients at all levels of the healthcare system, including in surgery, trauma, heart failure, asthma, pneumonia and maternal and childcare. Yet this effective and lifesaving treatment for critically ill patients has been scarce in many health facilities.

The pandemic accelerated global oxygen demand and made the delivery of oxygen supplies more urgent. In low and middle-income communities, lack of medical oxygen and supply shortages during the pandemic caused patients to face delays in receiving assistance, making it more pertinent to ensure a sufficient supply of medical oxygen for future purposes.

The commissioning event which was held at Paelon’s Victoria Island branch where the gas plant is situated, saw insightful discussions on the future of healthcare in Africa and what this infrastructural progress means for qualitative healthcare in Nigeria.

Speaking at the event, Managing Director, Paelon Hospital, Ngozi Onyia, said, “It has been three years of excellent relationship with IHS Towers and this project is a continuation of that partnership. The oxygen generating plant will ensure we don’t experience oxygen shortage and in the event of a shortage in the state, we can cater to other hospitals.”

Renowned for its novel ways of taking initiatives to make lives better for everyone, this achievement further proves that PMH is committed to expanding its horizon for the greater good. This partnership which seeks to improve the access to oxygen provision in the health ecosystem is a sustainability initiative by IHS Nigeria towards giving back to the community, providing positive social value, and contributing towards renewable energy in Nigeria.

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