The Ministry of Health and Medical Services got a boost of $50,000 worth of hygiene and cleaning products to support the Government’s COVID-19 response efforts.
The line Minister, Hon. Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete, while receiving the items in Suva today, welcomed the timely donation from Fiji Chemicals as it will supplement the supply purchased from overseas.
“This is a whole of nation approach towards COVID-19 response and Government has been working very hard to support Ministry of Health so it is good to see other organisations and companies like Fiji Chemical coming to the fore in donating hand sanitisers which will be very useful in breaking the chain of transmission,” Minister Waqainabete said.
Fiji Chemicals director, Darran Fisher Bentley said the company was grateful for the tremendous contribution by health professionals to the country during these uncertain times.
“These are very challenging times and we appreciate the work done by doctors, nurses, and all health professionals across Fiji. This is a small way of saying thank you and we’re committed to supporting their important work going forward,” Mr Fisher Bentley said.
Minister Waqainabete assured the company that donation will be put to good use as it will not only be used in the hospitals but will also be dispatched to the health centres around the country.
Some of the hygiene and cleaning products donated included 120 litres of essence, hand and surface sanitisers and commercial laundry chemicals.