In June 2020, Seplat Energy and its joint venture partner NNPC commenced constructing a permanent 150-200 bed Emergency and Infectious Diseases Hospital at Imo State University Teaching Hospital (IMSUTH) Orlu, Imo State.
The facility is one of the 12 hospitals that the NNPC intends to construct across the country’s six geo-political zones. The NNPC in collaboration with its partners embarked on this initiative to strengthen the country’s national healthcare delivery facilities in combating the ravaging Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic sustainably. At the groundbreaking ceremony, Dr. A.B.C. Orjiako, Chairman of Seplat Energy, said the hospital represented Seplat Energy’s philosophy of improving local communities’ wellbeing in Seplat Energy’s areas of operation.