The NNPC, TotalEnergies Upstream Nigeria Limited, the owner of OML 130, and partners built and delivered a mammography centre to the General Hospital Onitsha in Anambra State as part of their corporate social obligations to various communities. In the newly established Mammography Centre at the Onitsha General Hospital, patients will have access to cost-effective and technologically advanced mammography screening, which will aid in the early discovery, treatment, and decrease in breast cancer fatality.
A 40KVA generator is used to support the facility’s state-of-the-art facilities, which include the main waiting area and reception area, radiology office, mammography technicians bay and changing rooms, clinical examination rooms, and treatment rooms. The Bard Magnum Breast Lump Biopsy Set for image-guided breast lump biopsies and Senographe Pristina 3D equipment, which provides 3D imaging at the lowest radiation exposure with improved diagnostic accuracy in the identification of breast cancer, are both located in the treatment room.
The centre was built due to the high amount of breast cancer in women.
In his opening remarks, Mr. Bala Wunti, the Chief Upstream Investment Officer of the NNPC Upstream Investment Management Services, who was represented by Mrs. Tolulope Derin-Adefuwa, Senior Community Development Officer, NNPC, said that the project, which is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), was a part of efforts to mitigate various identified gaps. The need for the centre has been underlined, according to Mr. Mike Sangster, Managing Director of TotalEnergies Upstream, who was present with Mrs. Kenechi Esomeju, General Manager, CSR, TotalEnergies EP Nigeria.
In addition, the need for this intervention has been underscored by a significant increase in breast cancer incidence and the fatality rate among women associated with it. The project will aid in early detection and contribute to more lives being saved. The mammography centre was successfully finished and commissioned, and Mr. Luc Vanson, Chief Operating Officer of Prime Oil and Gas, expressed his happiness and excitement at these developments. He noted that breast cancer is a serious health concern that needs to be addressed. He suggested that the target population make excellent use of the centre.
Facility has to be maintained and open to serve the people.
Anambra State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Ben Afam Obidike, also spoke at the occasion and gave the benefactors assurances that the centre would be operational, well-maintained, and accessible to the public. He pledged to spread word about the centre around the neighbourhood. They will cultivate a culture of upkeep. It is necessary that the centre be maintained and open to serve our people. The State’s Governor is actively involved in making sure of this. To help operate the business, he has already hired a consultant and five radiologists.
Also, the Director of the Christian Women Organization Onitsha Diocese, Mrs. Antonia Okemili, spoke on behalf of the Onitsha women and other stakeholders. She thanked the donors and urged the local women to use the facility. I appreciate the great efforts that the NNPC and TotalEnegies have done, and I encourage the women to use this facility, she remarked. The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, NNPCL, TotalEnergies Upstream Limited, PRIME 130 Limited (Sapetro), and CNOOC are some of the OML 130 Partners.
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