Banpu Continues Supporting Border Hospitals in Tak to Combat COVID-19 Pandemic with Almost-THB-4-Million Donation
Although the second wave of COVID-19 in Thailand is currently improving thanks to all sectors’ collaboration in observing, preventing, and risk reduction measures, the outbreak in neighboring countries has led to both legal and illegal immigration through natural borders, impacting the COVID-19 prevention in Tak province.
Banpu Public Company Limited realizes the necessity to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in those vulnerable areas. The Company recently delivered N-95 masks, cloth masks, medical gloves, PPE kits, other medical equipment, and financial support for purchasing medical equipment in need to 5 hospitals in the border area of ??Tak province, namely Mae Sot Hospital, Mae Ramat Hospital, Umphang Hospital, Tha Song Yang Hospital, and Phop Phra Hospital at the total amount of over THB 900,000. This is to support doctors’ and nurses’ operations and minimize infection risks during their duties. Previously, the Company had supported hospitals’ operation in prevention of the pandemic in Tak province at the end of last year at the amount of THB 2.8 million. In addition, Banpu also provided medical equipment worth more than THB 100,000 to the 35th Ranger Special Task Force Regiment to support the safety of patrol officers intercepting and preventing illegal immigration through natural borders in Tak province.
This provision of medical equipment and donation is a mission under the “Mitr Phol-Banpu Solidarity to Aid Thailand on COVID-19 Confrontation Endowment”, worth THB 500 million in total, half of which is endowed by Banpu. The endowment, which has continued since March 2020, aims to support public health agencies’ work, and relieve the economic impacts on the needy and vulnerable people nationwide.
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Banpu Public Company Limited is a leading international versatile energy provider with 3 core groups of businesses: energy resources, energy generation and energy technology in 10 countries, namely, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Australia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Singapore, Japan, the United States of America and Vietnam.