As part of its ongoing commitment to evaluate the outcomes of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, Airtel Nigeria recently conducted a visit to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) to assess the impact of the renovation and commissioning of WARD-A Block, a project undertaken two years ago.
During the visit, Airtel Nigeria’s Chief Executive Officer, Carl Cruz, expressed satisfaction with the facility’s continued functionality, stating that the collaboration with LUTH has positively affected the lives of numerous Nigerians. Mr. Cruz commended LUTH’s leadership for their exemplary maintenance of the equipment and building over the past two years, describing their approach as commendable and worthy of emulation.
In 2021, Airtel invested ₦200 million in an extensive renewal project at LUTH, focusing on the renovation and upgrading of medical equipment and the physical structure of WARD-A, a general ward within the hospital.
The recent visit served the dual purpose of assessing the sustained impact of the refurbished ward and facilitating engagement between Airtel’s executive team and LUTH’s management, staff, and patients. The aim was to evaluate the extent to which the upgraded equipment and renovated ward have improved healthcare service delivery.
During a reception organized by LUTH for the Airtel delegation, Mr. Cruz reiterated Airtel’s commitment to community impact and enhancing the lives of the less privileged. He emphasized the company’s dedication to contributing to societal well-being and supporting government initiatives to improve the community.
Prof. Lanre Adeyemo, the acting Chief Medical Director of LUTH, reflected on the hospital’s progress since the renovation, acknowledging Airtel’s donation as a significant contribution to the hospital’s development. According to Prof. Adeyemo, Airtel’s intervention has visibly transformed Ward A, which had not undergone major renovations since its construction in 1962. Since the renovation in 2021, LUTH has admitted over 800 inpatients and provided training to numerous nurses, doctors, and dentists, aligning with its threefold mission of patient care, research, and training.
In summary, Airtel’s recent visit to LUTH underscores its ongoing commitment to CSR initiatives, with a particular focus on assessing the lasting impact of its contributions to community development.