At the end of last year JSC Olainfarm donated 15 thousand euros to the Children’s Hospital Foundation that operates to support Children’s Clinical University Hospital, to take care of the health of children in Latvia and mitigating the consequences of Covid-19. The funds were used to purchase six anti-bedsore mattresses for the department, which currently also cares for smaller patients hospitalized with the Covid-19 virus.
The gift is already being used and Arta Bārzdiņa, Head of the Clinic of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care at Children’s Clinical University Hospital emphasizes its significance: “Anti-bedsore mattresses are used in all wards of the hospital in cases when the child has to stay lying down or in a fixed position for a long time due to his/her health condition, also when suffering from Covid-19. They can reduce the risk of bedsores.”
JSC Olainfarm continues to support state institutions in overcoming the Covid-19 crisis. “We care about the health of both our employees and society as a whole. Our corporate social responsibility activities are focused on the society – health, education and culture, therefore support for the healthcare sector, especially in this time of challenges caused by the pandemic, is a regular practice and one of the company’s priorities,” says Jeroen Weites, Chairperson of the Management Board of JSC Olainfarm.
During 2020 JSC Olainfarm has repeatedly engaged in assistance in combating the spread of Covid-19 virus and its consequences in Latvia, supporting both the information campaign of the Ministry of Health and the purchase of artificial lung ventilation devices for Stradins Hospital, as well as Covid-19 analysis equipment for the National Reference Laboratory of Riga East Hospital.