LG Electronics, a leading consumer electronics company, has donated essential products and health items to the Federal Medical Centre, Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the items were received by the Medical Director and some management staff of the Centre on Thursday in Abuja.
Mr Youn Kim, Managing Director, LG Electronics West Africa Operations, said that the initiative was to support the hospital’s ongoing efforts to provide quality healthcare services to its immediate community.
He added that the gesture was informed by the prevailing challenging times and would directly benefit the hospital’s patients and members of staff.
NAN also reports that the items donated included a wide range of health essential products, such as washing machines, mosquito nets, Dualcool air conditioners, refrigerators and baby kits.
Kim added that the motivation behind the donation and the commitment to supporting the hospital was geared towards improving the country’s health care system.
He said, “We are honoured to support the Federal Medical Centre, Abuja through this donation.
“As a responsible corporate citizen, we understand the significance of providing essential products and health items to healthcare institutions, especially during these challenging times.
“Our commitment to the community extends beyond our business operations, and we are proud to contribute to the well-being of patients and staff at FMC Abuja.”
“LG has been involved in several Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities across the geopolitical zones in the country. We have demonstrated this through a variety of charitable activities, campaigns and donations, which are always our response where help is needed the most.”
He added that the the items were crucial in ensuring the safety and well-being of both patients and healthcare professionals, particularly in the face of the ongoing global health crisis.
Speaking, Mr Hari Elluru, Head, Corporate Marketing, LG Electronics West Africa Operations, said the brand firmly believed in the importance of CSR and actively sought opportunities to give back to the community.
He said that by supporting the Federal Medical Centre, Abuja, they aimed to make a positive impact on the healthcare sector and contribute to the overall well-being of the community.
According to him, healthcare institutions are institutions that concerned all citizens, adding that their conditions should be everyone’s concern and an opportunity to help.
“As an important business entity in this country, we remain committed to the welfare of citizens and the improvement of everyday life.
“We believe that the air conditioning units and other items we are donating today will improve service delivery in the hospital and provide an enabling environment for the medical personnel.
“We recognise the critical role FMC Abuja plays in delivering healthcare services to the public, so LG Electronics has taken the initiative to contribute to their mission,” he said.
Receiving the items on behalf of the management of the hospital, the Chief Medical Director, Prof. Saad Ahmed, lauded LG Electronics for the kind gesture.
He noted that the company had chosen the right place for the donations and assured that the hospital would put the equipment to good use.
Ahmed said: “We have very well motivated members of staff that carry out their duties with due diligence. Man power has been developed, patients do not have to go outside the country for their medicals like laser and neurological procedures, among others.
“As a public health institution, we are indeed proud to be the recipients of these distinctively designed air conditioners and mosquito nets, among others.
“All these items will help to improve work conditions of members of staff and also the conditions of our patients.”
The CMD said the donation from LG Electronics was an example of active care by the business sector for the community and public institutions, adding that the benefits that the patients were going to experience was the true value of the donation.
“There are many organisations that are in dire need of support. By donating these innovative electronic products, LG Electronics has shown itself to be a brand that truly believes in the health sector,” he added.
Ahmed, therefore, called on other corporate organisations and public-spirited individuals to emulate LG in responding to the needs of health institutions.
Mr Mostapha Krais, Abuja Branch Manager, Fouani Nigeria Limited, expressed his sincere gratitude to the Federal Medical Centre Abuja for their unwavering commitment to providing quality healthcare services to the community.
He said: “We are confident that our donation will have a positive impact on the hospital’s ability to deliver exceptional care to those in need.
“LG constantly develops products from the feedback of its esteemed consumers across the world and do not not junk the market with products that will not benefit its consumers.
“LG makes products that support the good life many desire to live and to see them through stages of life expectancy.
“We say at LG, “Life’s Good,” and indeed, life is better with us when you come into contact with our brands.”
Krais said that Fouani Nigeria Limited believed in giving back to the society.
“We will keep doing this for our highly esteemed consumers and the public and support the government where necessary within our CSR initiatives,” he added.