BP Egypt donates EGP 2 mln in medical equipment to COVID-19 Hospitals
BP Egypt is donating medical equipment to the Abasaya and Embaba fever hospitals in Cairo, and Alexandria fever hospital, all of which are treating COVID-19 cases. The much-needed equipment – that has a value of around 2 million Egyptian Pounds – includes an ultrasound machine, a digital radiography (DR) machine with lead aprons, and ventilators, and will be delivered by BP to the hospitals this week.
“BP Egypt is committed to making an active contribution to the community, so we have decided to step up and seek opportunities to provide support, particularly to the health service providers who are managing the effects of the pandemic” commented Hesham Mekawi, Regional President, BP North Africa.
In addition, BP Egypt has also joined hands with the Egyptian Foodbank and launched an employee-match donation campaign to help supporting day labourers in Egypt, who are among the largest affected by the current economic conditions. BP Egypt employees have already started making donations that will be matched by the company and transferred to the Foodbank to fund their “Supporting Day Labour” initiative.
Globally, BP and its teams are responding to this crisis, working to support the communities in which we live and operate. Among many other initiatives, these efforts included committing USD$2 million to the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
(BP Press Release)