By THE NATION
The charitable arm of Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group handed over 50 respirators worth Bt2.5 million, 5,000 isolation gowns worth Bt375,000 and N95 face masks.
“CP realises there is shortage of medical equipment at Chulalongkorn Hospital after an increasing number of people have come here to be tested for Covid-19 and receive treatment,” said Kajorn Chearavanont, CP Group executive director. “CP Group has always been a supporter of doctors and medical staff who are at the forefront of the battle against the Covid-19 outbreak, and we will help in any way we can to overcome this crisis together.”
The equipment was accepted by hospital director Prof Dr Suttipong Wacharasindhu and representatives from the Thai Red Cross Society.
The CP Foundation earlier donated 2,000 sets of protective overalls worth Bt1.4 million, 40,000 face shields valued at Bt1 million, Tyvek 400 and Tychem2000 suits and other protective equipment to Chulalongkorn Hospital to pass on to other hospitals suffering equipment shortages, especially those in the southern border provinces.