GULF Supplies 13,000 Cloth Masks to Local Authorities and Village Health Volunteers Conducting Health Screening in 10 Provinces in Fight Against COVID-19
Publish on April 22, 2020
Gulf Energy Development Public Company Limited or GULF, represented by Mr. Sitamon Ratanavadi (middle), Corporate Social Responsibility Assistant, on behalf of Mr. Sarath Ratanavadi, Chief Executive Officer, together with Mr. Boonchai Thirati (far right), Executive Director, and Ms. Yanisa Wattanakumnuan (far left), Vice President - Community Relations, donated 13,000 cloth face masks to sub-district health screening teams in 10 provinces, namely, Saraburi, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Pathum Thani, Chachoengsao, Chonburi, Rayong, Prachinburi, Nakhon Ratchasima, Songkhla and Yala. The cloth face masks will reduce the risk of transmission and protect the authorities, comprising village health volunteers, village and sub-district headmen as well as municipal officers, tasked with screening people travelling from other areas in accordance with national directives on the control of infectious diseases.

The cloth masks provided by GULF, made of water-repellent fabric that prevents droplet penetration, have received OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification from The International Association for Research and Testing in the Field of Textile Ecology (Oeko).

Mr. Sitamon Ratanavadi, Corporate Social Responsibility Assistant, on behalf of Mr. Sarath Ratanavadi, Chief Executive Officer, stated, “With the current COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand, Gulf Group is ready to be another strong force in supporting public health workers including local health screening teams who are another important group working on the frontlines. With our concern for the safety of these authorities, we are donating 13,000 high-quality cloth masks for use during health screening.”

“Gulf Group has consistently supported public health in Thailand through a wide range of initiatives such as the development and renovation of medical facilities, providing assistance to health and well-being programs, and supporting the education of medical students to ensure long-term benefits for society and the country,” Mr. Sitamon concluded.

Thus far, Gulf Group has donated a total of 34 million baht to five hospitals, namely, 20 million baht to the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University for the purchase of ventilators and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation or ECMO machines and 4 million baht to Rajavithi Hospital, 4 million baht to Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute and 1 million baht to the Central Chest Institute of Thailand to fund the procurement of much-needed equipment namely high flow oxygen therapy devices, Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) machines, transport ventilators, and central patient monitoring stations, as well as 5 million baht to the Police General Hospital for the purchase of pressure-regulated volume-control transport ventilators. Through these initiatives, GULF continues its mission to promote the sustainable well-being of both local communities and the general society.
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