The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company have donated to the National Hospital Abuja a machine used in the treatment of cancer.
SNEPCo said in a statement that the donation of the Elekta Synergy Linear Accelerator radiotherapy machine would facilitate treatment to focus on the cancer tumour.
The Managing Director, SNEPCo, Mr Bayo Ojulari, said the intervention by the NNPC and SNEPCo was to support the government to extend treatment access and reduce waiting time significantly.
“The Elekta Synergy LINAC offers a unique radiation therapy technique that accurately shapes the radiation dose to the tumour with very little or no adverse effect on the surrounding organs,” he said.
According to him, the cancer support was one of the five critical health projects being executed across the country by NNPC, SNEPCo and their co-venture partners.
He listed other projects to include Medical Emergency Response Improvement Programme in Lagos; Health System Strengthening Project at the Primary Healthcare Centre in Ogijo, Ogun State; Community Care Programmes – Health in Motion – across Nigeria; and Integrated Humanitarian Assistance Project for internally displaced persons in Dikwa, Borno State.

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