Arçelik is enabling effective treatment of Covid-19 patients in Pakistan while strengthening ties between the two countries.
Countries around the world faced a severe socio-economic blow in the midst of a global pandemic but responsible enterprises are stepping forward to help enrich the system against the coronavirus outbreak.
One such example is Arçelik, the second largest home appliances manufacturing company in Europe and parent company of Dawlance, which has recently donated 10 respiratory ventilators to medical care institutions in Pakistan.
The life-saving equipment was produced at the Arçelik factory in Turkey and recently sent to Dawlance, the leading producer of home appliances in Pakistan.
The subsidiary company is now installing them in major hospitals around the country, enabling more effective treatment of Covid-19 patients.
The kind gesture from Arçelik signifies a strengthened relationship between Pakistan and Turkey. Sharing of innovative technologies through the collaboration between Dawlance and Arçelik will continue to bring great benefits for the two brotherly nations.
Here’s the list of Pakistani hospitals where the ventilators are being installed:
- 2 ventilators at the NDMA Covid Hospital, Islamabad
- 2 ventilators at the Indus Hospital, Karachi
- 2 ventilators at the Sindh Institute of Urology & Transplant (SIUT), Karachi
- 2 ventilators at Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital
- 1 ventilator at Lady Reading and
- 1 ventilator at Dow Hospital (Ojha Campus)
With a commitment to build the capacity of healthcare institutions, Arçelik engineers have been working round the clock to produce mechanical ventilators ever since the pandemic spread across.
Ventilators from the Turkish company are also being donated to hospitals in many other countries to facilitate a stronger response to the disease.
Besides this initiative, Dawlance has donated hundreds of appliances including refrigerators, air-conditioners, microwave-ovens etc.
The brand also created incubation-chambers and PPEs in-house for medical institutions in Pakistan.
The new technology has improved hospitals’ capacity in delivering better medical assistance to patients while the PPE has equipped frontline doctors and paramedical staff to protect themselves better, while saving more lives during the unprecedented public health crisis.
As a consumer-focused brand, Dawlance understands that Pakistan’s weak healthcare infrastructure needs enrichment in the face of the outbreak. Therefore, it is inspiring the resourceful corporate sector to contribute generously to minimize the socio-economic impact of the disease together.
Originally published at Dawn