Since the coronavirus arrived into our lives, we have spared no effort to fight the pandemic and to support those who need us most. Among the groups we are focusing on, there are older people, who are suffering a greater impact from the pandemic, both for health reasons and the lack of resources.
To help them protect themselves and prevent the coronavirus, we are donating health and hygiene equipment to retirement homes in the city of Buenos Aires and Gran Buenos Aires. Through Asociación Civil Mensajeros de la Paz this material will be delivered to Hogar San José and the Santa Ana and San Joaquín Day Care Center, to cover some of their basic needs, specifically for the purchase of sanitary and cleaning elements and produce for the Day Care Center's meals. This contribution will initially be provided to supply them with whatever they need for 30 days and we plan to extend this to 90 days if necessary.
The Santa Ana and San Joaquín Day Care Center looks after 90 senior citizens. In addition to providing their meals and offering professional care, the center is a space for training and stimulation. At the Hogar San José, 50 senior ladies have found their home.
Another of the groups most affected by the coronavirus are the health workers. Therefore, within the different actions that we are implementing to support medical professionals, we donated disposable sanitary material to two hospitals in the town of Vicente López.
This donation will be made through the Cooperadora de Acción Social (COAS) and its campaign "By helping others you help yourself". We will dedicate resources to purchase medical equipment for the Municipal Hospital Dr. Bernardo Houssay of Vicente López and the Hospital Central de San Isidro Dr. Melchor Ángel Posse. Our contribution will allow them to purchase 13,536 and 10,225 protection sanitary kits respectively.
In collaboration with the COAS cooperative we have set up a donation project to procure an emergency healthcare unit. This unit, measuring around 90 square meters, will be installed at the entrance to the Central Military Hospital to act as an interim consulting room in the city of Buenos Aires. The idea is to deal with patients before they enter the hospital so they can be referred to the right destination. It has been designed to operate on minimal energy consumption and provide assistance of varying complexity to patients with symptoms of COVID-19. In addition, we supply an electric bed and furniture to equip said module, equipped with hot/cold air-conditioning equipment of 4,500-5,000 BTU each and ventilation grilles. The Central Military Hospital for which it is intended will be responsible for fitting out the interior of the facility.
Following the same working policy we established with COAS, we supplied the Ramos Mejía Hospital in the city of Buenos Aires with a sterile connector for splitting, processing and storing blood components in a closed circuit, maintaining their sterile condition. The donation included all the necessary consumables: one box of cutting blades and one box of 300 ml bags for the hospital’s hemotherapy unit for the extraction and separation of plasma from patients with COVID-19. We also made a donation to the Pirovano Hospital in the city of Buenos Aires of a biosafety cabinet for the biological protection of the operative, the product and the atmosphere when conducting PCR tests for COVID-19, plus an electric orthopedic bed for the ICU.