Eni Ghana, on behalf of its partners, Vitol Upstream Ghana Ltd and Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), in the OCTP project, delivered 66 Laptops and 20 TV screens to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to support in the fight against COVID-19 under the implementation of the Surveillance Outbreak Response Management and Analysis System (SORMAS).
The equipment will be deployed at GHS headquarters and in each health directorate of the 16 regions of Ghana, and will help to ensure reliable health data gathering, processing and transmission.
The initiative is intended to contribute to the coordination efforts by Ghana Health Service while ensuring a timely provision of health services and pre-emptive actions in order to curb the spread of Covid-19 across the country.
Eni Ghana’s Managing Director, Giuseppe Valenti, commented: “Reliable data and speedy communication are critical ingredients for effective management of this pandemic hence our decision to support the GHS with computers and video conferencing facilities.”
GHS Director General, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye said: “We are grateful to Eni and the OCTP JV Partners for their support which is going to help the service communicate appropriately to all regional health directorate during pandemic response and also help to improve e-surveillance and data capturing.”
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Eni Ghana and its partners have donated medical equipment and consumables including ventilators, medical tents, nose masks and other personal protective equipment to health facilities including the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, the Ghana Health Service, St Martins De Porres Hospital in Eikwe and the Ellembelle District Health Directorate, in an effort to contribute to strengthening the provision of health services in the fight against COVID-19.
Eni is a global integrated energy company operating in over 60 countries. It has been present in Ghana since 2009 with its upstream activity, and currently accounts a gross production of about 70,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.