MRDC and Hevilift PNG have joined to assist the Port Moresby General Hospital (PMGH) through the Friends of Pomgen Emergency Appeal.
The hospital is facing a critical shortage of supplies to manage the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in the city. The companies today donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), which included medical grade facemasks and protective face shields, hand gloves, hand sanitizers and disinfectant spray packs.
Hevilife (PNG) purchased the PPE at a cost of K45, 000. They were initially donated to MRDC, a major shareholder of Hevilift, to distribute to local project impacted communities to help protect frontline workers from COVID-19.
The first batch of PPE went to Western and Gulf Provinces last year. This is the second batch of PPE, which both companies agreed to donate to PMGH to help protect frontline health workers there especially as an increasing number of COVID-19 cases are being reported in Port Moresby and presenting to the hospital.
On hand to present the PPE donation today to POMGEN was Hevilift (PNG) General Manager Mr. Ranjan Jayawardana and MRDC’s Public Relations Team.
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