DESPAR Italy partner donates life-saving ventilators to Sicilian hospital

April 2, 2020 IN THE CATEGORY: COVID-19

DESPAR Italy partners, including Ergon, are supporting local hospitals in dire need of aid as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with much-needed medical equipment as well as monetary donations.

Ergon operates DESPAR, EUROSPAR, and INTERSPAR stores in Sicily and employs 2,186 people through their retail and distribution network. Responding to ongoing updates from a medical clinic in Ragusa, Ergon and its affiliated retail and supply chain partners this week donated three portable lung ventilators which are very much in demand at this time.

“This is another symbol of our commitment to our local communities and also a sign of our gratitude and recognition to the challenges being faced by Sicilian doctors and health workers in these unprecedented times”, said a company spokesperson.

“We are also very proud of our own colleagues who are working with the utmost commitment to support everyone in their local community. Our thanks go to the ASP Clinic team with whom we discussed the donation, Dr Merlino and Dr Rabito”, continued the spokesperson.

This local-level initiative joins a national one in favor of the Spallanzani Institute in Rome to which DESPAR has donated € 500,000 to support the search for a solution for the epidemic.

Source: La Repubblica and QDR

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