Coronavirus: Winners’ Chapel donates ambulances, test kits, others to Lagos, Ogun

David Oyedepo

The leadership of Living Faith Church Worldwide, popularly known as Winners’ Chapel International, has authorised donations of medical resources and food items to the Lagos and Ogun State Governments in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.

Among the medical/health resources are two state-of-the-art ambulances with capacity for first aid, test and treatment of those infected or on emergency resulting from the infection.

Each of the ambulances will be donated to Lagos and Ogun states to boost the disease control measures and treatment.

Other items include 20 cartons of latex hand gloves (10 boxes per carton), 10 cartons of disposable face masks (40 boxes per carton), 40 pieces of infrared thermometer (gun-shaped type), 500 pieces of personal protective device (PPE) Hazmat suit, two boxes of pulse oximeter (10 per box) and two cartons of blood pressure monitor (10 per carton).   

Taking delivery of the ambulances and other medical items on Monday night, Presiding Bishop, David Oyedepo, maintained that the church would continue to render medical, material and spiritual support to the government and the people to ensure that the situation in Nigeria did not explode or become intractable.

Also received are food items which are meant for immediate distribution as palliatives to the less privileged who are likely to be the worst hit by the lockdown. These are 400 bags of rice, 150 bags of beans, 400 bags of garri, 500 gallons of vegetable oil, among other items.

A statement on Tuesday by chairman of the church’s editorial and media board, Prof. Sheriff Folarin, said: “The church will not relent in offering help and partnering with government at all levels and responsible agencies, to tame COVID-19 and other monsters such as hunger and illiteracy, that have, in more recent times, shortchanged humanity.”