The Department of Health has put a comprehensive plan in place to prepare the public health facilities to manage the imminent infection peak, which includes the procurement of key medical equipment, the establishment of field hospitals and triage/fever tents, and the training of medical personnel. To effectively implement this, support is required from all sectors of society.
Absa is committed to supporting efforts around ensuring that the medical staff have adequate personal protective equipment (PPE), and the establishment of triage tents in high-risk areas. To date 385 000 items of PPE (including surgical masks and face shields) have been procured to support public healthcare workers, in collaboration with reputable NGOs like Gift of the Givers and clients, such as Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa, who are leveraging their production capabilities to manufacture face shields. With your help, this will increase to 400 000 items of PPE and will enable the support of triage tents.
Bring your Africanacity by donating today:
Account name: Absa National Relief
Account number: 409 869 7540
Account type: Cheque account
Branch code: 632005
*Note that the Absa COVID-19 Social Relief Programme is not registered as a separate public benefit organisation (PBO) – donations to the programme therefore are not eligible for tax benefits. The programme is serving as a mechanism to collate funds, which will then be used to implement initiatives focused on the expansion of testing and tracing in critical areas, the supply of medical equipment and supporting vulnerable groups with basic humanitarian assistance.
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