By The Nation
The masks, to be used by village health volunteers as well as headmen and municipal officers tasked with screening people, are made of water-repellent fabric that prevents droplets from penetrating. The fabric has been certified by the International Association for Research and Testing in the Field of Textile Ecology.
Sitamon Ratanavadi, GULF’s corporate social responsibility assistant, said: “With the ongoing 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 working on the frontline.
“Gulf Group has consistently supported public health through a wide range of initiatives such as the development and renovation of medical facilities, helping with health and well-being programmes and financing medical studies to ensure long-term benefits for society and the country.”
In the battle against Covid-19, Gulf Group has donated Bt34 million, of which Bt20 million was given to the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, for the purchase of ventilators and oxygenation machines, Bt4 million was allocated to Rajavithi Hospital, Bt4 million was given to Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute and Bt1 million to the Central Chest Institute to fund the purchase of much-needed equipment, and Bt5 million was handed over to the Police General Hospital.
GULF has also provided 120,000 meal boxes to local communities in Bangkok to help alleviate people’s hardship during the crisis.