Engro Foundation the social investment arm of Engro Corporation has launched an initiative to donate 459,000 units of personal protective equipment (PPE) worth Rs 100 million for frontline healthcare practitioners.
For this initiative, Engro is closely collaborating with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and provincial governments to identify short medical supplies, most-impacted areas and health institutions that require urgent support in the battle against Covid-19.
This is a part of Rs1 billion pledge by Hussain Dawood to support the COVID-19 affectees. According to a press release, in the first phase, 104,000 units of protective gear worth Rs20m have already been delivered to 12 hospitals and medical centres in Karachi, Thar, Multan, Lahore, Gujrat, Peshawar, Rahimyar Khan, Muzzafargarh, Quetta and Mardan. The donated protective equipment includes face masks, safety gowns, face shields, surgical gloves and intubation boxes.