In line with its corporate strategy of giving back, Samsung Heavy Industries Nigeria (SHIN) Limited has secured the first batch of 5,000 COVID-19 test kits from the South Korea Government to help the Nigeria tackle and mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world.
WHO’s Director General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, had reportedly praised South Korea’s response to the novel virus.
He pointed out how South Korea developed innovative testing strategies, rationed the use of masks, conducted exhaustive contact tracing and testing, and isolated suspected cases.
Despite the high demand for the kits from different countries of the world, and the difficulty in securing and rationing them, SHIN was able to secure 5,000 kits for the Nigeria and will monitor the progress of the pandemic in Nigeria for further donation.
For instance, the company has been sponsoring the eye surgeries of Nigerians on a yearly basis.
Since it started the programme, SHIN has sponsored the eye surgeries of 572 Nigerian patients, 1,593 outward patients and has also donated glasses to 99 patients.
Samsung Heavy Industries Nigeria reiterated its full commitment to the Nigeria focused on only in their Shipbuilding and yard fabrication competences but also on the human level bringing vital aids to ensure Nigeria has the best materials to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.