Borno gets Dialysis Centre from church
His Love Foundation (HLF), the charity arm of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has boosted healthcare in Borno State, with the official handover of Enoch and Folu Adeboye Dialysis Centre at Umaru Shehu Ultra Modern Hospital, Maiduguri.
The project, which is part of the church’s medical intervention, brings the number of dialysis machines commissioned across Nigeria to 48.
During the donation, Permanent Secretary, Borno State Ministry of Health, Dr. Mohammed Ghuluze, said the state government was willing to embrace more opportunities to work with the church to implement social intervention programmes that would be beneficial to residents of the state.
The newly commissioned centre has three dialysis machines, one Medical Water Reverse Osmosis Purification System, one 30KVA generator to complement the state government’s efforts in critical health management systems.
The permanent secretary, who represented the governor at the occasion, said: “I would like to sincerely thank His Love Foundation for the donation of the dialysis centre and equipment as they will go a long way in addressing the health challenges, especially now that dialysis units are around us.”
He urged other religious bodies to take a cue from RCCG’s intervention, stressing that government would make greater impact with collaborations.
Assistant Continental Overseer of RCCG/Intercontinental Overseer CSR, Idowu Iluyomade, who was represented by Detola Akinremi, expressed the church’s commitment to impacting lives in all ramifications.
“CSR investments stem from continued resolve to be of service to humanity in general, and the host community in particular. It is also driven by the mantra of RCCG to touch lives, with emphasis on improving standards of living by providing good education and health through infrastructural development.”
The donation was the 25th strategic healthcare intervention project that HLF has donated.
The foundation has so far conducted over 30,000 subsidised/free dialysis sessions to date and partnered to carry out six kidney transplants for free and conducted cancer screening for over 101,995 women.