The Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited, operators of OML30 in Delta State, on Tuesday handed over the renovated and upgraded Erhoike-Kokori Cottage Hospital to the Delta State Health Management Board “to boost primary health care for residents of 23 host communities around the Kokori Oil Field.” “.
The intervention included a physical upgrade of the hospital building through roofing, a major refurbishment, a refurbishment of the hospital’s ambulance, a refurbishment of the Drug Revolving Fund with a seed value, and the purchase of a number of laboratory and medical supplies. equipment.
The General Manager of HEOSL, Govt, Joint Venture & External Relations, Mr. Adesola Adebawo, stated at the ceremony that the renovation and upgrade of the cottage hospital in the Erhoike-Kokori community in the Ethiopia East Local Government Area of Delta State part of the company’s social responsibility towards the host communities.
The renovation and upgrade project, he explained, cost the oil company hundreds of millions of naira just as he noted that the hospital’s functional capacity has diminished over the years due to inadequate maintenance and funding.
However, he confirmed that the oil company and its joint venture partners have taken steps to help the hospital return to its former glory days by helping to strengthen its capacity to continue to provide sustainable healthcare support to its host communities.
He instructed the communities to maintain a peaceful environment for smooth operations, use the equipment judiciously to attract more development to the community.
According to him, the oil company has consistently funded its GMoU obligations since 2018 when it took over the operations of OML30 assets, with an annual fund of N1.4 billion as this year.
“To date, a total of N6.63 billion has been paid as GMoU mandates to support various community development initiatives in OML30,” he stated.
The OML30 Asset Manager, NNPC Exploration & Production Limited, Umar Daneji, represented by Oghenero Omawhare, and Ms Lara Coker, General Manager, External Relations, Shoreline Natural Resources Limited, also urged stakeholders to continue creating a peaceful and stimulating work environment to attract greater benefits to all host communities in the OML30 assets.
In response, Erhioke Community President General Chief Lucky Udjemu and Cottage Hospital Erhioke Chief Medical Doctor Dr. Onomor Louis, express their gratitude to HEOSL and the Joint Venture Partners of NNPC Exploration & Production Limited and Shoreline Natural Resources Limited for the renovation and upgrade of the Cottage Hospital.