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UPTH partner commissions solar system in urology wards.

 UPTH partner commissions solar system in urology wards.

Water and light supply is essential to ensure complete care of patient in the wards. It is with this concern that the leadership of the urology division in surgery department through personal commitment, and canvassing for partnership got a dedicated water reservoir tank and a solar powered electricity circuit for the urology ward.

The head of urology division, in the department of surgery, Dr. Raphael presenting representatives from Superior pharmaceuticals, said the company yielded to their call for sponsorship which has made possible the donation of 1500KVA inverter installed for solar power supply. He said the beds in the wards have been connected to an alarm bell that enable patient/care givers to call the nurses, and doctor’s attention with ease, all to ensure good care of patients.

Professor N. O. Ekeke, a consultant urologist also relating the efforts made by members of the department, said as a team they have made personal commitment at ensuring training and patient care, which ensured the procurement of uroflometer and other gadgets that aids patients care .

On his part, the regional sales manager of Superior pharmaceuticals, Okafor Somto said as a company it’s part of her corporate social responsibility to partner with hospital, which they have done to commission and handover inverter lights and Nurses/Doctors call system in the urology ward. He said UPTH have been a partner as their products are used for patient and the company look forward to better prospects to sustain the partnership.

Representing management was the Chairman medical advisory committee(CMAC) Professor Datonye Alasia, DCMAC Advancement, special Duties and Partnership, Professor Tamunoiprinye Jaja, and Public Relations officer, Meni Elabha who joined the urology team to receive the donation on behalf of management.

Professor Alasia appreciated Superior pharmaceuticals for the noble initiative at partnering with the hospital, he said the donation will improve on the quality of care of patient and that the it highly valued and appreciated. He said this gesture is the beginning of a sustainable relationship and collaboration with the hospital. He encouraged the department to share their experience with other departments to assist the hospital in resource mobilisation as it will help in the implementation of the hospital’s strategic plan .

Rising from the formal reception of the team from the pharmaceutical company, management, staff of the urology ward were led round the ward to formally receive the inverter solar and bell system as delivered by the electrical company contracted to install the solar units.

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