More planes with medical equipment purchased by KGHM have landed in Warsaw
Wednesday, 01 April, 2020
Another plane with medical equipment purchased on behalf of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. landed today at Okęcie airport in Warsaw. This is the second transport with assistance for healthcare facilities in Poland financed by the Lubin-based company. In total, KGHM has purchased medical equipment worth over USD 15 million. It is intended to combat the effects of the epidemic caused by SARS CoV-2.
Another plane hired by KGHM will land in Warsaw this evening. Such an efficient and quick organisation of this gigantic logistics operation was possible thanks to the personal involvement of the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, who discussed it with the President of the PRC.
The planes contain medical equipment produced by three Chinese factories. The planes contained, among others, nearly 50 medical ventilators, about 130,000 pairs of medical overalls, 500,000 protective masks and about 160,000 pairs of medical goggles.
"We have been organising transport for several days in response to President Andrzej Duda's appeal," said the President of the Management Board of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. Marcin Chludziński The first plane with assistance organised by KGHM landed last week. The total value of medical materials that will be carried by the air transport is about USD 15 million.
The Chief of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister Michal Dworczyk says that the equipment will be made available to the Ministry of Health. The Ministry of Health will decide on the further distribution of these goods to the units which need it the most.
The KGHM Group has recently taken a number of measures in connection with the epidemic declared in the country. To date, KGHM Polska Miedź S.A., together with its subsidiaries, has been involved, among others, in the production of disinfectants (a special production line has been launched by NITROERG, producing the Nitrosept liquid) and the production of masks and protective aprons (KGHM ZANAM).
The KGHM Polska Miedź Foundation has already donated 20 thousand litres of Nitrosept disinfectant to hospitals, hospices and other medical facilities throughout Poland. The first donations of the liquid produced by a company from the KGHM Group have already been made to the staffs of medical institutions.
The KGHM Foundation also donated over PLN 1.2 million for the purchase of equipment necessary to save health and life in connection with the sudden increase in infected people, including ventilators, testing kits and oxygen dispensers. Assistance was provided to the Copper Health Centre Hospital in Lubin and the Regional Specialised Hospital in Legnica.
A batch of sterilised protective masks sewn by KGHM ZANAM and MERCUS Logistyka has already reached those most in need. The Regional Health Centre Hospital in Lubin received masks and a trial batch of surgical aprons. In addition, Lubinpex, a KGHM Group company, provides lunches to the staff of the hospital in Legnica. The doctors receive 200 lunches every day.
The KGHM Group has donated 5 thousand p2 masks to the Lower Silesian Voivode, who coordinates activities in the region aiming to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The company also provided the Poviat Starost's Office in Głogów with a building that can be used for quarantine purposes. The Company is also ready to hand over certain spa buildings for similar purposes.
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