To ameliorate the effects of the raging COVID-19 pandemic on its host community, New Heights Pharmaceutical Limited, a Lagos-based pharmaceutical company, has donated medicines, medical equipment and other palliatives to Onigbongbo community in Maryland, Lagos.
The donation was made to the Onigbongbo Primary Health Centre by the Executive Director of the company, Pharm. Olubunmi Omaruaye, at an event attended by the Oba of Onigbongbo, His Royal Highness (HRH) Olusegun Adeyemi, some members of his cabinet, officials of Onigbogbo Local Government and other prominent members of the community.
Speaking at the event, Omaruaye said New Heights, as a responsible corporate entity, is delighted to identify with the community in their time of need, adding that the company’s expectation is that the materials donated would not only help to put smiles on the faces of the members of the community but also improve healthcare delivery in the state.
Omaruaye also revealed that the company was complementing the donations with a three-day health screening programme for traders, which would involve blood pressure checks, blood sugar checks, free malaria and pregnancy tests and a host of other medical tests.
Receiving the items, the Onigbongbo Local Government medical officer, Dr (Mrs) Folashade Tawak, expressed her gratitude to New Heights Pharma for the gesture, noting that the donation would go a long way in improving the health of the people
Also speaking, Oba Olusegun Adeyemi praised the company for its magnanimity and urged other corporate bodies in the community to emulate the good example set by New Heights.
Items donated at the event included: 3.4 KVA generator, Omron blood pressure monitors, oxygen cylinder, infrared thermometers, hand gloves, face masks, methylated spirit, among others.