It is aimed at ensuring speed of communications, community sensitization, management of misinformation and stigmatization for the frontline healthcare workers in data gathering, sharing and management.
The executive chairman of Phase3, Mr. Stanley Jegede, said in a statement today, May 13: “it is beyond a doubt that in the advent of the corona virus pandemic, access to super speed, reliable and affordable internet, is more crucial than ever, for all the outstanding health and essential workers on the frontlines of putting an end to the scourge of this dreadful disease. COVID-19 adverse impact on our lives and livelihood is unprecedented and one that we as a people and part of a diverse global village must do everything we can to put an end to.”
He said that to do this effectively and efficiently, they need the power of secure and trusted connectivity for those on the frontlines, to access and exchange information with counterparts across borders.
“In addition to helping these workers and patients in very lonely situations, keep close contact with family and friends through their devices for voice, video, messaging and entertainment purposes in seamless ways that Phase3 Telecom fibre broadband provides.
Jegede commended all the organizations and individuals that made the isolation center a reality for their ingenuity and contributions, saying: “it is difficult to imagine the overwhelming pain and grief persons and families who have been affected by coronavirus are experiencing and Phase3 team’s thoughts and prayers are certainly with them.
“And as the world races towards a vaccine and cure, he believes the fight against COVID-19 may be a daunting one but it is not an insurmountable task for the Nigerian government, NCDC, healthcare professionals and the citizenry.”
He assured that Phase3 will continue to deploy its robust network infrastructure, scalability, interconnect operational capacity, resilience, service optimization and coverage resources, in supporting efforts to combat the virus.
Phase3, a member of the Corporate Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) stressed that this development is motivated by the company’s focus to do all that it possibly can, to help local communities in reducing the risk and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria, as accessible high-speed and secure internet across communities, testing, isolation and healthcare facilities, is integral to effective COVID-19 response.