TechnipFMC Ghana Limited, a global leader in energy, oil and gas support services, donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth GHS50,000 to Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital in Sekondi-Takoradi, to support the hospital’s COVID-19 prevention and case management. The donated package included surgical and examination gloves, face masks and sanitizers.
In remarks made at the giving event, Country Manager for TechnipFMC Ghana Mr. Shaun Watson, noted that the company’s support was part of its CSR commitments to its immediate operational communities.
“As a corporate organization in the oil and gas industry, supporting the communities in which we operate is not only our social responsibility but one of our core foundational beliefs as a company. The donation was done to support the fight against the spread of COVID-19. In as much as front line workers are doing their jobs, they are also risking their lives and those of their families.”Mr. Shaun Watson | Country Manager for TechnipFMC Ghana
Mr. Watson said the donation of PPE is TechnipFMC Ghana’s contribution to enable doctors and nurses to work in a safer environment to save lives. He noted that, being a regional hospital, the Effia Nkwanta had confirmed it would be the referral hospital for COVID-19 cases in the region. Mr. Watson explained that Effia Nkwanta Hospital also had the capacity to identify hospitals in the Western Region that needed medical supplies and deliver the supplies to those hospitals to enable them provide quality healthcare.
Medical Director of Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital Dr. Joseph Kojo Tambil received the support package and commended TechnipFMC Ghana, noting that such support was still crucial to the fight against COVID-19, which remained real. Dr. Tambil said donations like these were very important to the hospital because of the risk of resurgence of the virus in potential second and third waves of the spread of the disease.
“This donation of PPE from TechnipFMC is timely because we are actually at the critical point of the pandemic where we need to be more vigilant than before. The virus has taught us from [the experience of] other countries that just as you think you have dealt with it, it quickly can always come back to haunt you. There is something they call the second wave or second round of intense spread of the disease. So this is the time for us to be more vigilant to make sure that we are observing all the preventive protocols that have been put in place.”Dr. Joseph Kojo Tambil | Medical Director, Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital
TechnipFMC Ghana Limited, is a joint venture company between Amaja oilfield company and TechnipFMC, leading in the energy industry, delivering projects and technologies in support of Ghana’s offshore oil and gas operations.