By a decision he made today
meeting of its Board of Directors GREEK
PETROLEUM SA, the Company will make available for
purchase of medical equipment, supplies and other costs where
are related to the management of the coronavirus crisis, a total net amount of EUR 8 million.
The offer concerns equipment, consumables and special services which are needed to deal with the crisis as well assistance to medical structures and vulnerable groups,but also through the donation of heating and motor fuels during the crisis period management of actions will be done by company team in collaboration with coordinating center of the Ministry of Health, in order that maximize and accelerate positive outcomes in managing this unprecedented crisis. The goals are,to strengthen the potential of the medical system in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, but also of the subsequent course and management of those who will be ill from the disease.
Already, in recent weeks, in collaboration with the Directors at the ATTIKON and AHEPA University General Hospitals, which are reference hospitals for the region of Attica and Thessaloniki respectively, ELPE SAhas ordered and imported from the US,two (2) state-of-the-art machines for performing a molecular diagnosis test for coronavirus, and a significant number of specific reagents for the immediate service of hospital needs. With these two new SARS CoV-2 Molecular Diagnostic Systems, expected to be delivered and fully operational within the next two weeks, the ability to double the number of tests performed daily, helping to timely diagnose and better manage the spread of the virus. In addition, the Group proceeds to equipment of a specialized laboratory at the Atticon University Pulmonary Clinic for the study and management of the effects of coronavirus on the respiratory system,while similar actions are being considered to meet urgent needs in Northern Greece.It is noted that in all three cases, the equipment provided and it is absolutely necessary to deal with the crisis, it will remain in hospitals, as it can be used for other types of checks after the crisis.
In his statements, the Director
Her consultant Greek petroleum K. Andreas Siamis, noted the following:
“The challenge we face is unprecedented and the degree of success depends directly on the mobilization of all of us, individually and collectively. As HELLENIC PETROLEUM, social giving has always been part of our priorities and it goes without saying that we could not miss this effort. I am able to announce that, The Company approved an amount of EUR 8 million to be utilized, in cooperation with the relevant government agencies, in the form of medical equipment, supplies of medical equipment and services, and support to vulnerable groups currently being tested. Our goal is not just to contribute financially, but also to provide the necessary human resources to implement this program quickly and effectively. We have already ordered from outside the state-of-the-art machine that will double the daily capacity of coronavirus testing at the reference hospitals, ATTIKON and AHEPA. An important criterion is the ability to utilize this equipment even after the pandemic, for similar medical purposes, so that the National Health System can come out of this crisis. We stand by the doctors and nurses of our country and, on behalf of all of the HELLENIC PETROLEUMS, I publicly express my gratitude for the superhuman efforts they are making during these difficult times. At the same time, I would also like to say a big thank you to all the employees of ELPE Group, who, from the very first moment, are directly involved in our efforts to shield and ensure continuous and uninterrupted supply of motor and heating fuels throughout the country. ».