In order to support the treatment of people infected by Covid-19 and considering the declared state of emergency in Latvia, on 25 March JSC Olainfarm made the decision to support State-owned limited liability company Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital. JSC Olainfarm has started a EUR 100 000 purchase of artificial lung ventilation equipment, which will be gifted to the hospital in order to ensure the treatment of people infected by the Covid-19 virus. In addition, JSC Olainfarm will provide half a tonne of isopropyl alcohol solution free of charge, to be used for disinfecting purposes and to limit the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak.
“We have a great responsibility not only towards JSC Olainfarm and the employees of the entire Group, but, as one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the Baltics, also towards our country and the overall health of its citizens. The spread of coronavirus needs to be limited and we have to prepare crisis solutions. We have implemented strict procedures within the company in order to prevent Covid-19 from spreading and to take care of our employees’ health along with the uninterruption in supplying products manufactured by Olainfarm. Today we are going a step further and want to help our society by deciding to donate artificial lung ventilation devices, which are vital in saving the lives of people with severe cases of coronavirus,” says Milana Beleviča, JSC Olainfarm Member of the Management Board.
“This is a time during which we are especially grateful for help and the gift that will help us save the lives of our patients! The specialists at Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital are ready to help anyone in need and, although we all hope that Latvia will not be majorly affected by this crisis, we are also preparing for a scenario where many will need help,” profesor Eva Strīķe, Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital Main doctor, says with gratitude.
Artificial lung ventilation devices to Pauls Stradiņš Clinical University Hospital are planned to be delivered in May, a total of four HAMILTON C1 medical devices will be purchased and supplied by Arbor Medical Corporation Ltd., which offers high quality medical products from globally recognised manufacturers and works in accordance with international standardization certificates and ethical principles.
Tonus Elast, a JSC Olainfarm subsidiary, led by social responsibility has started the production of face masks in a short period of time, since the beginning of March. Face masks are handmade and qualify as a tool of personal protection serving as a barrier against dust, tiny particles and droplets. Such masks are currently a deficit. For the purposes of increasing production capacity, Tonus Elast is transferring its technological knowledge to partners in Latvia who are prepared to start the production of the masks.