Hospital of the State University of Ponta Grossa acquired new air compressor, electronic beds, monitors and pulmonary ventilators
One of the largest food companies in the world, BRF continues to make donations to contribute to actions to combat Covid-19 and its effects on society. In Ponta Grossa, Paraná, the Regional University Hospital of Campos Gerais received BRL 300,000 for the acquisition of a new medical compressed air compressor, electronic beds, monitors and pulmonary ventilators.
The equipment will enable the regional reference hospital to reinforce and expand the care of Covid-19. “We thank BRF for thinking of our Hospital and the professionals who work here. For us, the donation represents recognition of the excellence of the Hospital and the daily dedication of our professionals on the front line", says the director of the University Hospital, Sinvaldo Baglie.
The donation is part of more BRL 50 million announced by BRF on March 31 to assist in combating the pandemic. The initiative includes actions in 15 Brazilian states and in countries where BRF has production units, distribution centers and corporate offices. The objective of the company is to continue efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus, contribute to the care of the population during the emergency phase and act to combat the effects of the pandemic.
In 2020, the Company had already allocated BRL 50 million in donations, which still benefit the population of 175 municipalities distributed throughout the national territory, in addition to countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, China, Turkey, Singapore, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Oman. In Brazil alone, 1100 social organizations received BRF actions, including through partners. According to the BRF Institute, altogether, more than 500,000 items were donated, including PPE such as masks, gloves and caps for health professionals, in addition to alcohol gel, tests for diagnosis of Covid-19, thermometers and hospital equipment. Donations made by the company can be accompanied on the BRF website.
About the BRF Institute
Founded in 2012 by BRF, the BRF Institute is a private association to strategically direct the Company's social investments. The goal is to support citizen initiatives that contribute to the development of communities locally. Since its creation, through volunteering and direct investment projects, the BRF Institute has impacted more than half a million people, mobilized 30,000 volunteers and carried out more than 2,000 social actions in 60 cities around the country.
One of the largest food companies in the world, BRF is present in more than 117 countries and owns iconic brands such as Sadia, Perdigão and Qualy. Its purpose is to offer quality food that is increasingly tasty and practical, to people all over the world, through the sustainable management of a living, long and complex chain, which provides a better life for everyone, from the countryside to the table Based on fundamental commitments to safety, quality and integrity, the Company bases its strategy on a long-term vision and aims to generate value for its more than 100,000 employees worldwide, more than 350,000 clients and approximately 10,000 members in Brazil, all of its shareholders, and for society.