Sasol recently donated COVID-19 medical resources to the value of approximately R1.7 million to the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health (KZN DoH).
The donation comprised a mobile clinic, vaccination cold storage containers, laptops, gazebos and temperature loggers. This is to assist government in accelerating vaccine uptake, in line with the Vooma vaccination drive, as the country continues to fight the spread of the coronavirus.
Mashudu Ndou, Vice President: Corporate and Community Affairs, said: “We believe that today’s donation of medical equipment and resources will go a long way in assisting the Department of Health in KwaZulu-Natal to reach particularly those communities in remote areas, thereby enabling Government to reach its vaccination targets by December 2021.”
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently confirmed that the existence of Omicron, which is the latest COVID-19 variant is a huge concern.
“This is understandably of huge concern for everyone. We therefore urge community members to get vaccinated so that together, we can stand strong against this persistent pandemic,” continued Ndou.
On accepting the donation, KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Health Ms Nomagugu Simelane said, “We are humbled by this beautiful gesture from Sasol. We appreciate and welcome it with open arms. It just goes to show that Sasol recognises that the fight against COVID–19 is not for Government alone, but will take nothing less than a concerted effort and contributions from all sectors of society. The resources that Sasol are handing over to us are indeed much-needed and invaluable, and will go a long way to enhance the work that we as a Department are doing to screen, test, treat and vaccinate our fellow compatriots in order to keep them safe from this deadly pandemic.”
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Sasol has been supporting the Mpumalanga, Gauteng and Free State Governments with their vaccination drives. This approach is underscored by Sasol’s commitment to ensuring the health and safety of its employees, families, and communities.
Sasol is committed to partner on government initiatives that advance access and inclusion to quality health care provision. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Sasol produced and donated more than 1, 6 million litres of alcohol-based sanitiser to frontline workers in hospitals, clinics and communities to date.
Read about other Team Sasol COVID-19 support initiatives here.