In response to inadequate ventilation systems amid coronavirus pandemic, steel company, African Foundries Ltd, has donated 1,000 cylinders to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
Applauding the donation, the Chief Medical Director of LUTH, Professor Chris Bode, said AFL had shown altruism and humane disposition to LUTH, persons affected with COVID-19 and Nigerians in general.
He said: “The need for cylinders and oxygen was dire and receiving oxygen from African Foundries was like manner from above. AFL has shown love for the nation and humanity by coming in when we were in dearth of oxygen. Recall that the need for oxygen and other facilities has been in highest demand even till date. We hope other well-meaning Nigerians would be their brothers’ keeper like AFL.
“Every human activity is dependent on good health. So, both the government and the governed, people in both the public and private sectors and individuals alike should contribute their quota towards improving our health sector. AFL has done something. It’s expected that we all follow suit in any capacity we can, hence everything we do on earth is a function of sound health.”
Reacting, Group Executive Director of AFL, Uche Iwuamadi, who spoke on behalf of the company’s Group Managing Director, Mr Alok Gupta, said the gesture was part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility, pointing that no time would have been more apt to show love to mankind than the pandemic period.