Stallion Group has commenced the delivery of free rice and fish to state hospitals in the country as part of efforts to reduce the impact of coronavirus.
The group said the programme commenced with the delivery of the items to the COVID-19 hospitals in Lagos State, adding that the 77 state hospitals in Nigeria had already registered to be part of the programme.
According to the group, apart from pledging free rice and fish for three months to all COVID-19 hospitals, it has deployed staff buses to move healthcare workers to hospitals dedicated to COVID-19 treatment in Lagos.
The group said in a statement that the front line health workers would have a dedicated pickup and drop services during the Federal Government’s directives on enhanced community quarantine.
“The buses will be attached to the COVID-19 dedicated hospitals for the next three months to ensure safe and comfortable transportation of the healthcare providers who are in the front line in this fight against the virus,” the firm said.
It added that the free staff bus service along with a dedicated driver and fuelling was being implemented in cooperation with the Lagos State Government.
The Chairman of Stallion group, Mr Sunil Vaswani, was quoted as saying urgent emergency resources had to be deployed to cope with the needs of affected states and support their healthcare systems.
“At Stallion Group, our top priority is the health and safety of our employees, customers and our community,” he said.