PT Vale Indonesia Tbk (PT Vale) continues its support in providing additional 5,000 rapid test kits and medical devices to East Luwu Regency Administration of South Sulawesi for handling COVID-19.
In addition to the test kits, PT Vale hands over an ambulance unit for a 6 month operational period, and medical equipments consisting of 5,800 alcohol swab units and 5,800 of blood lancet, 2,400 N95 masks, and 1,440 handgloves. The hand over was carried out by PT Vale Director of External Relations and Corporate Affairs Gunawardana Vinyaman to the Regent of East Luwu M. Thoriq Husler on May 12, 2020 at East Luwu administration office of Malili.
This latest donation has made PT Vale’s total contribution to East Luwu administration and East Luwu COVID-19 task force March to May 2020 to be 12,120 rapid test kits, 12,120 blood lancet, 12,120 alcohol swabs, 5,000 needles, 5,000 blood tubes, 300 face shields, 3,050 coverall clothes, 3,540 gloves, 3,720 N95 masks, 6,300 surgical masks, 150 rubber boots, 150 goggles, 10 rain coats, 30 thermo guns, 23 hospital beds, 2 ventilators, 1 ambulance unit and 2,460 litres of disinfectant.
“Being a corporate citizen, we need to collaborate our efforts to fight the pandemic. This donation is part of our contribution to support the East Luwu government and the surrounding community to fight the COVID-19. Hopefully these aids can support government measures as we work hand in hand with the government to assist in ending the pandemic," said Gunawardana.