The Ministry of Health received major assistance from Amalgamated Security with the donation of appliances for two of its Step-Down Quarantine Facilities.
In a news release, Amalgamated Security says the handover of the donation was made over the weekend, on Saturday 18 April 2020.
Donated items included refrigerators, washers, dryers and stoves, among other appliances, to help make comfortable the stay of COVID-19 survivors at the Step-Down Quarantine Facilities.
The full text of the statement from Amalgamated Security, follows…
AMALGAMATED SECURITY CONTINUES TO RESPOND WITH YET ANOTHER INITIATIVE BY DONATING APPLIANCES TO THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH’S COVID-19 STEP-DOWN FACILITIES
Under its “Amalgamated Security Saving Lives” program, ASSL donated much needed appliances to the Ministry of Health on Saturday, 18th of April 2020, supporting the Ministry’s National Response efforts to the Global Covid-19 Pandemic. The appliances are destined for two Step-Down Quarantine Facilities: the National Racquet Sports Centre in Tacarigua, and the Brooklyn Facility in Sangre Grande.
Mrs. Patti-Ann Williams, Chief Technical Coordinator – Disaster Preparedness, Ministry of Health, thanked Amalgamated Security’s representatives for the company’s donation, saying it will greatly contribute to setting up the National Racquet Sports Centre as a comfortable facility for Covid-19 Step-Down Patients. Dr. Allana Best, County Medical Officer of Health, St. Andrew / St. David, also emphasized how much these appliances will assist in further improving the comfort level of the patients at the already operational Brooklyn Step-Down Facility.
As an essential service provider and responsible corporate citizen, Amalgamated Security wholeheartedly embraced this opportunity to support the Ministry of Health in the common fight against this pandemic. This latest donation complements a number of initiatives by ASSL, including its cloth mask drive that saw the company producing and distributing 30,000+ free cloth face masks to its employees, their families and the community at large; its recent donation of 51 sewing machines to NGOs and organizations throughout Trinidad and Tobago to support their efforts in producing more masks; as well as various donations of hand sanitizers.
ASSL’s current donation to the Ministry of Health included:
• Refrigerators (26 and 18 cubic feet)
• Dryers (front load, 22lb or larger)
• Washers (top load, 22lb or larger)
• Stoves (30” range dual or gas)
• Televisions (43-inch smart TVs)
• Microwaves (1.0 cubic feet)
• Kettles (electric)