Today, LifeBank is renowned for its life-saving tech-led medical product distribution services in Nigeria, with potential to expand beyond the country’s borders.
“Medical oxygen therapy became the most commonly utilized therapy in the management of the COVID-19 virus. Provision of emergency medical oxygen in optimum condition is critical to save lives and prevent irreversible damage to the health of COVID-19 patients,” Temie says explaining what inspired her to come up with AirBank.
AirBank an on-demand emergency medical oxygen delivery product, was quickly developed to mitigate and help meet the increased demand. It has since become one of the quickest, most convenient, and cost-effective way to order medical oxygen in cylinders in the country, in response to the COVID-19.
“AirBank has provided more than 100 units of 6(cm3) of medical oxygen to isolation centers treating COVID-19 patients,” says Temie who is lead a team of experts including an operations manager, medical dispatch riders, and truck drivers, to help effectively deliver the new service
“We have distributed medical oxygen to 6 isolation centers treating COVID-19 patients in 3 regions in Nigeria: Lagos, Kano and Oyo States, providing [hitherto] 154 units of 6(cm3) of medical oxygen saving more than 400 lives.
As the world braces itself to face the new norm of a post COVID-19 health care system, LifeBank,is now scaling up and expanding AirBank – as a last mile medical oxygen distributor in Nigeria, and has already expanded its services beyond isolation centers, launching in 3 new states of Nasarawa, Kano and Bayelsa.
“Oxygen is critical in providing needed patient care to many patients, beyond those suffering from COVID-19 infection. AirBank is positioned to provide a solution and we plan to continue expansion to reach other parts of Sub-Saharan Africa,” she concludes.