A gas manufacturing industry operating in Owerri has donated six hundred cubic meters of oxygen to the Imo state government to handle emergency cases that might arise from the outbreak of coronavirus in the state.
The Chairman of the multi-national facility, Chief Reginald Ikpeawujo said oxygen was a very essential commodity in the management of COVID-19 cases hence the need to ensure its availability.
He explained that the six hundred cubic meters would take care of over one thousand patients that might be requiring the gas, noting that the state will never run short of oxygen whenever the need arises.
Chief Ikpeawujo commended the efforts of the state government in preventing the COVID-19 pandemic from finding its way into the state but noted that as part of its corporate responsibility his facility was willing to offer any assistance deemed necessary by the govt.
The Chairman of the State Task Force on COVID-19 Professor Maurice Iwu who received the item on behalf of the government noted that oxygen was very essential to the treatment of such a respiratory disease.
Professor Iwu commended the donor for identifying with the state especially at this trying moment and gave an assurance that the government would partner with the industry.