To contribute toward Myanmar’s effort to combat against COVID-19, Ooredoo Myanmar donated ventilators, defibrillators, patient monitors, and other emergency medical equipment worth over K137 Million to the Yangon General Hospital Emergency Department as COVID-19 emergency response.
Since Mid-August 2020, the number of positive COVID cases in Myanmar has significantly risen with the newly confirmed cases emerging all around the country. According to the announcement by the Ministry of Health and Sports on 9 October 2020, the total confirmed cases have reached 23,906 with 566 deaths.
In order to save lives and help the country to recover from the pandemic, the ventilators and the medical equipment are essential to treat COVID19 patients with severe symptoms.
“The donation of the ventilator and medical equipment is our small and humble contribution towards supporting people in Myanmar and the government in the combat against the global pandemic COVID-19. We hope that it will assist in the mission to save the lives of the people and overcome this challenging time,” Mr. Rajeev Sethi, Chief Executive Officer of Ooredoo Myanmar, said.
The company also donated over 14,000 SIM cards, loaded with data and top-ups, to quarantine centers in Yangon Region, Naypyitaw Council, Kayin, and Mon States to ensure that those in quarantines can stay connected with their families during this difficult time.
Moreover, Ooredoo offered zero data charges for the download and usage of the “Saw Saw Shar” application, a system for health officials to monitor individuals with suspected cases of the virus, allowing for early treatment and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in communities.
Ooredoo users can donate to the fund to the COVID-19 Prevent, Control and Cure National Central Committee through SMS and can download Athipay App for free to access the latest news and announcement about the COVID-19.