Exxon donates PPE for virus fight

EXXONMOBIL PNG has made a donation of personal protective equipment to the National Department of Health in its effort to support the fight against the pandemic.
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Health Secretary Dr Paison Dakulala receives the boxes of PPE from Exxon’s Keith Killian

Staff Reporter

Executive director Keith Killian said that the safety of its workforce, their families, and the communities in which the company lived and worked was of the highest priority.
"We are pleased to donate these supplies in support of the front-line response workers, to enable them to safely carry out their important roles in the country's Covid-19 response," Killian said.
Receiving the donation at the ExxonMobil office in Port Moresby last week, National Department of Health secretary Dr Paison Dakulala said that the donation would go down to the frontline workers like the security forces and other professionals who are helping to implement the state of emergency, doing testing, and caring for those that get sick.
Dakulala also had an after-hours tour of the ExxonMobil office to see how Exxon is applying preventive and protective measures as part of the "new normal" at the workplace. 
"Just looking at what you've got here, the entry screening, the information broadcast on the screens, the social distancing mechanisms and wearing masks, is an example of what needs to be done everywhere in all organisations and facilities in PNG.  And the masks were made by our people who are SMEs, which is very important because we need to support our SMEs as well," Dakulala said.
ExxonMobil PNG says it continues to support the National Department of Health Covid-19 prevention awareness efforts in Hela, Southern Highlands and Central Provinces to educate people on necessary preventative measures against the spread of the virus.
"In Hela, fuel and rations are being provided to support remote areas, while across the three provinces it is assisting with printing and distribution of awareness materials. It has also donated critical medical equipment to the POM General Hospital.
"The company has also supported the state of emergency with its charter airplane with the transportation of Health Department supplies and materials between Port Moresby and Hela Province, as well as the transportation of samples to the PNG Institute of Medical Research for testing," Exxon said.



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