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Telus International gave a donation of medicines and recreational games for children, patients of the oncology unit, at the Hospital Nacional de niños, Benjamin Bloom.

 

The donation is valued at $ 10,000 and will go to around 300 children with cancer. The donation was managed by the Presidential Commissioner for Strategic Projects, Luis Rodríguez.

 

“A month and a half ago I contacted the Fundación Ayúdame a Vivir to find out about specific needs and with which we could support them, especially now that the associations are losing sources of help, collaborations and services due to the pandemic emergency. That is why I made a commitment to serve as support for the government to manage aid to these sectors, ”said Rodríguez.

 

Déborah Rosales, director of Human Resources at Telus International, indicated that contributions of more than $ 53 thousand have also been made to support families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and tropical storms Amanda and Cristóbal.

 

“We are pleased to know that we are contributing to the strengthening of cancer treatments that children receive daily. On this occasion we also work on the mental health of patients, and as a part of their medicine, we now provide playful games for their healthy recreation, "she explained.

VENTUS, developer of the 54 MW Wind Farm, as a socially responsible company and in solidarity with El Salvador and fulfilling the commitment of donating 100,000 KN95 masks, they delivered them to the Salvadoran Government and the Ministry of Health, joining the effort that the authorities are making to combat the epidemic of COVID-19.

 

The donation was delivered in the presence of authorities from the Ministry of Health and VENTUS representatives on Thursday, May 28 at the Ministry of Health warehouse. “This is a small sample of the commitment that we as investors have with El Salvador. In VENTUS we are proud to be able to show solidarity with all the Salvadoran people and to be able to contribute our grain of sand with the delivery of these 100.00 KN95 masks to support the mitigation and prevention of COVID-19. ”, expressed Fátima Guardado, representative of VENTUS. “As the Government of the Republic, now more than ever, our priority is the health of each Salvadoran, that is why we appreciate the support of VENTUS, which helps us to be even more effective in attention to this emergency and in the prevention of contagion among the population in the best way possible ”, said Francisco Alabí Montoya, Minister of Health, during the signing of the support agreement between the Salvadoran Government and Ventus.

 

The KN95 masks that were delivered will fulfill the function of forming a seal protector around the mouth filtering at least 95% of the particles in the air, which makes them necessary to avoid possible contagion in the respiratory tract due to the threats of contagion of the virus.

 

Likewise, VENTUS continues to implement an approach to its social development plan in the municipality of Metapán to counteract the effects of COVID-19, in addition to the social support commitments already acquired by the company since the beginning of the development of its Wind Project.

The official verified compliance with the biosecurity measures for the prevention of COVID-19 infections in a textile company Intradesa.

 

During a meeting with executives of said company and after the tour of its facilities, the representatives of this state agency corroborated compliance with the comprehensive protocol for the prevention of biological risks in the workplace, which was issued by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security. Social in the framework of economic reopening.

 

The official found that two work shifts have been implemented to avoid crowding and that, in addition, acrylic dividers have been placed on the cafeteria tables in order to maintain distance when eating food.

 

"There is compliance with all biosecurity measures," said Gustavo Villatoro, general director of Customs, and mentioned among them the use of masks, taking the temperature of personnel, distancing and wearing masks, as well as that the company has a business clinic .

 

“We have carried out 35 inspections in companies of all categories since the economic reactivation phase began. Our plan is to reach 45 companies by the end of this week ”, Villatoro concluded.

AFP Crecer together with the Rafael Meza Ayau Foundation, made a donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the authorities of the Hospital Nacional General de Neumología y Medicina Familiar "Doctor José Antonio Saldaña" and of the Hospital Nacional San Rafael de Santa Tecla, to help combat the covid-19 pandemic and support the protection of front-line personnel.

 

"At Crecer we continue to support different initiatives that help combat this pandemic. That is why we are providing resources so that our heroes on the front line continue to save lives," said Ruth de Solórzano, Executive President of Crecer.

 

The donation included 3,500 surgical gowns, 15,000 pairs of over-gloves and 2,700 KN95 masks worth $ 13,900.

 

"The Rafael Meza Ayau Foundation continues to support the needs of the country in the current emergency, and thus is an ally as important as Crecer, identifying in the Foundation an actor who channels and articulates this aid makes us part of this effort," he said. Carla Meyer, Executive Director of the Foundation.

This Sunday 17, following what was announced the previous days, El Salvador’s Goverment began delivering food packages to alleviate the difficult situation that the emergency for covid-19 is leaving in El Salvador.

 

The first stage has included the 50 poorest municipalities in El Salvador, where this day, and through an articulated work between different institutions, the delivery is being carried out.

 

Municipalities such as Cuisnahuat, Sensembra, San Francisco Gotera and San José Cancasque are from the localities that are already receiving the packages. The departments where delivery has started in some municipalities are Ahuachapán, Cabañas, Chalatenango, Cuscatlán, San Vicente, Morazán, San Miguel, Usulután, La Unión and Sonsonate.

 

According to the authorities, the mechanism works by sending personnel previously to each municipality to carry out a census with the beneficiary households, and then the delivery will be made in each household, to prevent people from going out to expose themselves and there is a risk of contagion.

 

The packages will be sent to the schools of the municipalities or to military installations such as Military Detachments, from where they will be sent to the rest of the places.

 

When the staff arrives at each home, the beneficiary must only be present at their home to receive it, they do not need to show any documents. Delivery is to a solidarity package for each household.

 

Each department of El Salvador has been assigned a member of the Government Cabinet who is in charge of deliveries.

 

  • San Salvador, Romeo Rodríguez and Mario Durán
  • Ahuachapán, Fernando LópezCabins, Luis Rodríguez
  • Morazán, Gustavo Villatoro
  • Chalatenango and Santa Ana, Edwin Núñez
  • Sonsonate, Juan Ceavega
  • La Unión, Salvador Gómez
  • Usulután, Mynor GilSaint Vincent, Frederick Benítez
  • Cuscatlán, Álvaro O’Byrne
  • La Paz, Federico Anliker
  • La Libertad: Pablo Anliker
  • San Miguel, Willian Hernández and Ricardo Salazar

 

Contained in each package you can find: pasta, basic grains, canned goods, oil, and more.

 

The Government authorities have expressed that this Sunday the delivery will take place in the 50 municipalities programmed, and tomorrow it will continue in other locations.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has almost completely paralyzed the Salvadoran industry, which is looking for ways to refocus and take advantage of opportunities, despite the limitations established by the current quarantine in the country, since March.

 

Termoencogibles is a company that have take advantage of the situation and have launched new products from the window of opportunity that the same crisis generated by manufacturing medical supplies.

 

Rodrigo Tona, CEO of Termoencogibles, explained that thanks to the fact that the company has a plant in operation in Vietnam, it was able to anticipate the COVID-19 emergency somewhat by activating crisis committees, but acknowledges that the application of initial measures to regulate the entry of Citizens from abroad had employees of the firm, who were in Mexico and Central America at the beginning of the crisis, be sent to quarantine.

 

The specialized firm in production of flexible packaging, is a key player in the production of supplies for industries such as food and chemical products. He had activated protocols, but an opportunity arose after learning about using bags as a part of protective equipment in a photograph taked on a hospital in England .

 

Tona explained that one of the leaders in quarantine began to articulate the work with others in their position in order to start putting together a prototype of disposable suit based on the limited supplies they had in the quarantine, it is a suit made that they put together with plastic bags in just seven days and which is now used in the region.

 

"For us it was interesting how we can help whenever there is an opportunity, look for innovation to come out," said Tona. He revealed that they had already been contacted by a firm in Sweden with which he works to export them to various parts of the world. "We have to believe that in El Salvador we are hard worker people," added the businessman.

 

 

ASESUISA made a donation to the Goverment of El Salvador (GOES) consisting of: 1,000 personal protection masks. This lot is in addition to other donations made by the insurer in recent weeks.

 

"We are a company that is responding to the current situation, which has the ability to put itself in the shoes of the other, because our priority is to put people first" said Enzo Bizarro, President of ASESUISA, who recognized the great work of the medical staff in the pandemic.

 

There are 600 doctors, clinics, laboratories and hospitals in the insurer's medical network. In recent days, ASESUISA donated 490 hospital gowns, 261 gallons of alcohol gel and 20 protective boxes for intubation to the Benjamin Bloom National Children's Hospital, in the amount of $ 13,000.

 

Bizarro noted that AFP CRECER, another of the Grupo Sura companies, donated three mechanical fans worth $ 75,000. This contribution was managed through the Sura Foundation, based in Medellín, Colombia. ASESUISA also launched the "De Corazón para El Salvador" campaign, which aims to donate $ 0.25 to the Red Cross for each of the transactions carried out on its digital platforms.

 

Luis Rodríguez, commissioner of Strategic Affairs, stressed that only in supplies have received donations of more than $ 25 million.

 

COEXPORT said that all depends on the Costa Rican authorities and the rates to be set.

 

The Presidente of Costa Rican Institute of Pacific Ports (INCOP), Juan Ramon Rivera, waits that in a month and a half will be all finished for operate ferry that connects with Golfito Port in El Salvador, as he said to Diario Extra, to neighbor country.

 

Elsewhere, Laura Bonilla, President of Export Chamber of Costa Rica (CADEXCO), told to The Prensa Gráfica, that there are many working groups within which there are for the activation of the Ferry project, due the current imposibility of moving  cargo from Costa Rica through land borders. “When a crisis exists there is a change oportunity. We are looking for maritime solutions for transfer the merchandise”

 

This project it´s being worked with the Port Executive Commission (CEPA), who already has under his administration what would be the Ferry Terminal in El Salvador. According to INCOP, the departure of the Ferry from Golfito, will make the setting of fares easier, even have more space and its own dock.

 

Although there are companies like Grupo Descarga wich are interested in operates the Ferry, Rivera said serveral companies are expected to participate in order to not monopolize the service.

 

 

Davivienda El Salvador announced a donation of $ 300,000 to strengthen the work against the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The entity signed a cooperation agreement with the Salvadoran Red Cross for the entity to administer the funds destined to take care of the personnel who work in the direct attention of the national emergency.

 

The funds will be delivered in two stages: a direct donation of $ 250,000, and another of $ 50,000.

 

The money will be used to purchase personal protective medical equipment and to equip doctors and nurses' rest areas.

 

The agreement with the Red Cross stipulates that this entity will manage the donation for acquisition of materials and equipment.

 

The agreement was signed by the Executive President of Davivienda, Gerardo Simán; and the First Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Red Cross, Nora María Ramírez de Stemp.

 

Banco Davivienda and Davivienda Seguros have the “Let's take care of those who take care of us” campaign, which seeks for the population to contribute to the protection of medical personnel.

 

For every donor dollar, Davivienda will donate another dollar, up to $ 50,000. Donations will be received directly into the Salvadoran Red Cross account 0025-1013-7107.

Some 100,000 masks, 3,000 insulating goggles and 5,000 quilts or blankets, make up the first part of the donation made by member companies of the Chamber of the Textile Industry, Clothing and Free Zones (CAMTEX) to the Government.

 

The supplies will be given in different deliveries to the Government of El Salvador so that they can be distributed in the places where they currently need to have the necessary resources to face the effects of the pandemic.

 

The products were made by 100% Salvadoran hands in companies such as Intradeco and Textufil, always under the protection and biosafety standards required to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

 

The medical gabachas they donate represent the first innovation in the textile and clothing industry in the country, since knitted fabric has been used for their preparation.

 

The local textile industry owns the entire production chain at the local level, the creation begins from the manufacture of yarn (fiber), weaving, dyeing, ready-made, finished; all made by national operators.

 

"The above is the best example of how the textile and clothing sector can be reconverted to support the country and the world in this situation since gabachas will also be exported to the United States to supply the demand they require in that country. This input has Level 1, approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration in the United States), which were prepared in just 12 days by Intradeco and Textufil, "the union said in a statement.

 

The gabachas that are oriented to protect health personnel are waterproof, reusable, can be washed and their functionality is to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

 

“As Camtex we reiterate that we are committed to our country and to the Government; for this reason, we seek the necessary approaches to help, to the best of our ability, and thus move El Salvador forward, ”stated Mauricio Rodríguez, representative of Camtex.

 

Since the sanitary emergency decree due to COVID-19, the companies affiliated to Camtex have complied with the provisions of the Government and have sought alternatives to support in different ways. Some companies have reconverted their production, in order to develop products that allow them to face the emergency and thus keep the jobs of their collaborators.

 

Camtex brings together companies in the textile industry that generate more than 40% of the country's exports and more than 80,000 direct jobs, which in turn energizes other industries such as plastics, cardboard, transportation, among others.

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