As part of efforts to support government in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Hyundai Motor Company Limited, has donated 15,000 face masks and 1,000 protective suits worth USD $52,000 to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
According to the company, the donation is part of Hyundai’s commitment to support those in need in the sub-region and to aid the frontline health workers to combat the spread and eventual containment of COVID-19 in Ghana.
Speaking at the donation ceremony, Bang Sun Jeong, Vice President, Head of Hyundai Motor Company Middle East & Africa HQs, said, Ghana is one of the 37 countries that will benefit from Hyundai’s contribution of 16,000 items that will assist front-line medical workers and the public during these unprecedented times.
“Caring for humanity has always been at the heart of Hyundai’s vision and having assisted those in need in countries around the world, we are proud to expand our support to countries across the Middle East and Africa region that have been hardest hit by the pandemic,” he said.
He also stated that, “The contributions of personal protection items are another step forward of making a positive difference and we believe if we work together, we can overcome anything. We hope this pandemic can soon come to an end and we can help people get back to their daily lives.”
Receiving the donation on behalf of the Hospital, Director of Medical Affairs, Dr. Ali Samba, was grateful for the steps the government has taken so far in containing the situation, but indicated that, it was critical for other stakeholders to lend their support in flattening the curve and protecting the life of every Ghanaian.
This is among Hyundai’s initiatives to tackle COVID-19 globally which includes delivering emergency supplies to medical facilities in China, offering free transportation for the elderly and healthcare professionals in Brazil and providing a fleet of its vehicles to volunteers and self-isolating customers in the UK.