The Sunu Group (Sunu Health and Sunu Assurance), on Friday donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) worth N15 million to Lagos State Government for the use of health workers at the frontline of the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
Presenting the PPEs at the Lagos Medical Warehouse in Lekki, Kyari Bukar, Chairman of Sunu Group, said that the donation was for the frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19.
Bukar said: “The frontline health workers are the one handling patients with COVID-19.
“Our frontline workers need the PPEs to protect themselves, and this is just as good as saving lives first,” he said.
Also, Dr Patrick Korie, Managing Director of Sunu Health, said that the PPEs were meant for Lagos State and the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja.
Korie said that Sunu Group decided to donate the equipment so that the frontline workers could be protected against COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are looking at the Pan African, and we intend to make the donation in African countries where we operate.
“We are here in Nigeria, and we are going to make this donation all over African country,” he said.
Also, Mr Samuel Ogbodu, the Managing Director, Sunu Assurances, said what the group had done was to contribute its quota to the elimination of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
Ogbodu said that elimination of the virus was not limited to Nigeria alone, but in all African countries where Sunu Group was operating.
“At this moment, the main need is the issue of protecting the frontline workers.
“We need to provide health insurance as they are moving around, and we also need to insure their vehicles,” he said.
Receiving the PPEs on behalf of the state government, Mr Olajide Razak, the State Medical Warehouse Manager, thanked Sunu Group for the gesture.
Razak said that if everyone could come together, COVID-19 would be totally eliminated from the country.