Roche Diagnostics joins the fight against COVID-19

Combined total of 15,500 PPE and surgical masks presented to Siriraj Hospital to bolster protection against virus for medical personnel

In light of the concerning spread of COVID-19 across the world, Roche Diagnostics (Thailand) Limited – led by Managing Director Pichetpong Srisuwankul and fellow employees – presented a contribution of medical equipment comprising 500 sets of WHO-standard personal protective equipment and 15,000 surgical masks to Siriraj Hospital. This donation was presented to the “Siriraj Against COVID-19” project with the goal of providing protection against the novel coronavirus to medical personnel working on the frontlines against COVID-19. Assoc. Prof. Visit Wamwanich, Ph.D., Director of Siriraj Hospital, and Prof. Sansanee Senawong, Ph.D., chief of the Immunology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, were present to accept the contributions at the hospital on April 22, 2020.

Pichetpong Srisuwankul, Managing Director of Roche Diagnostics (Thailand) Limited, said, “Roche Diagnostics is a leading provider of in vitro diagnostics, and we are ready to contribute to the safety of medical personnel in order to enable them to perform to the best of their abilities. This is why we have decided to donate key equipment such as PPE and surgical masks to Siriraj Hospital, which is a major center in the fight against COVID-19. With a large number of incoming patients, both directly and transferred from other hospitals, Siriraj still requires a high number of medical equipment to prevent the disease from spreading to doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel in contact with patients. In addition to Siriraj Hospital, Roche Diagnostics intends to present additional donations of medical equipment to other hospitals in the country to help everyone overcome these challenging times together.”

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