KATHMANDU: Through the CDO office, Unilever Nepal Limited, which has been operating in Nepal since 1993, donated the following medical and emergency equipment to the Ministry of Health and Population, G.O.N, Shri Birendra Hospital (Army) in Chhauni, Federation of Nepal Chambers of Commerce (FNCCI), and Hetauda Government Hospital.
Various Unilever businesses around the world, as well as Unilever International, assisted and contributed to the arrangement of Oxygen concentrators that were in urgent need.
- Oxygen Concentrators 128
- N-95 masks 1500
- Surgical gloves 3400
- Shoe covers 2000
- Working Caps 2000
- Medical goggle 200
During a handover ceremony, Amlan Mukherjee, Managing Director-UNL, stated, “In the current times, the load on existing medical infrastructure needs to be eased in order for it to better cater to the serious and critical Covid cases who require a continuous supply of medical oxygen.” This can be accomplished if oxygen therapy devices are readily available for the treatment of other cases. The Unilever family will continue to provide all possible assistance to the authorities in order to combat the health crisis and to serve the Nepalese people’s best interests.”
Apart from medical equipment, Unilever also contributed significantly to the establishment of an oxygen plant in Makwanpur (Hetauda), which is required by the majority of critical care patients in the event of COVID infection.
Unilever also ran a Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign across various media platforms under the Lifebuoy brand to raise awareness of appropriate behavior in the face of the Pandemic.