To help the nation fight against COVID-19, Electricity Generating Public Company Limited or EGCO Group donated Bt15 million to 24 major hospitals nationwide which are centers for COVID-19 treatment. The Company first donated Bt1 million to Ramathibodi Hospital and also provided COVID-19 group insurance worth Bt500,000 for medical staff who directly contact patients. Dr. Gumpanart Bumroonggit, EGCO Group’s Senior Executive Vice President-Strategy & Asset Management and Acting President, represented the company in presenting the donation to Prof. Dr. Piyamitr Sritara, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital and the Chairman of Ramathibodi Foundation, on 10 April 2020.
Dr. Gumpanart Bumroonggit, Senior Executive Vice President – Strategy & Asset Management and Acting President of EGCO Group, said, “The outbreak of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic which has continued today with new patients reported everyday nationwide. EGCO Group wishes to share our sympathy and help the country in conquering this pandemic. We have, therefore, approved Bt15 million donation for 24 major hospitals nationwide which are the centers of COVID-19 treatment to acquire important medical supplies to support medical teams.”
Each of seven major hospitals in Bangkok and metropolitan area to receive Bt1 million are Ramathibodi Hospital, Siriraj Hospital, Chulalongkorn Hospital, Thammasat Chalermprakiat Hospital, Rajvithi Hospital, Pramonkgkutklao Hospital and Bamratnaradoon Institute. The remaining Bt8 million will be presented to major hospital in the regions, including 11 cities where EGCO operates, such as Nakhon Si Thammarat and Rayong, and 6 cities with the highest number of COVID-19 patients, such as Pattani and Songkhla. The Company currently sources major medical equipment and supplies, such as alcohol, medical masks, etc. to supply to community health organizations near EGCO Group’s power plants nationwide.
Dr. Gumpanart added, “EGCO has a policy to have our employees at the head office in Bangkok to work from home from 25 March – 30 April 2020 to reduce risk of infection and to show our responsibility to the society in accordance with the Government’s stay-at-home policy. The Company has provided all necessary tools and equipment, software, and communication network to help our people work efficiently while reducing physical interaction among employees. We have also provided group insurance covering COVID-19 for all employees because our people are at the heart of our business.”
To prepare for any issue and emergency, EGCO Group has in place the Business Continuity Plan (BCP) for COVID-19 to ensure uninterrupted supply chain and enable the 28 power plants in Thailand and overseas to continue commercial operations and to seamlessly distribute electricity to the system for sustainable power supply.
“EGCO Group realized the importance of our contribution to the country in stopping COVID-19. We thank all medical teams for their dedication and efforts in patient care and wish everyone stay safe and conquer the COVID-19 pandemic in the end,” said Dr. Gumpanart.