Unilever Nepal provides medical essentials during COVID-19 second wave

10 July 2021, Kathmandu

Unilever Nepal Limited, operating in Nepal since 1993, provided the following medical and emergency equipment as a Donation to the Ministry of Health and Population, G.O.N, Shri Birendra Hospital (Army) in Chhauni, Federation of Nepal Chambers of Commerce (FNCCI), and the Hetauda Government Hospital through the CDO office.

Different Unilever businesses across the globe and Unilever International helped and contributed to arrange Oxygen concentrators that were in Urgent Need.

1 Oxygen Concentrators 128
2 N-95 masks 1500
3 Surgical gloves 3400
4 Shoe covers 2000
5 Working Caps 2000
6 Medical goggle 200

During a Handover ceremony,  Amlan Mukherjee, Managing Director-UNL stated that “In the present times as per our understanding, the load on existing medical infrastructure needs to be eased in a way that it can better cater to the serious and critical Covid cases who require a continuous supply of medical oxygen. This can be achieved with adequate availability of oxygen therapy devices for the treatment of other cases. The Unilever family shall continue to extend all possible support to the authorities to combat the health crisis and in the best interest of the Nepalese people.”

Apart from medical equipment, Unilever also contributed substantial funds to set up an oxygen plant in Makwanpur (Hetauda), required by most critical care patients in case of COVID infection.

Under its brand Lifebuoy, Unilever also ran a Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign to drive awareness of right behavior for protection from the Pandemic across various Media.

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