COVID-19 Fiji: Digicel donates $8k worth of hygiene care products to MoHMS

Digicel Fiji CEO, Farid Mohammed donates maternity, baby care and personal hygiene products to Head of HR, Ministry of Health & Medical Services, Joe Fuata and Dr. Anaseini Maisema, General Manager COVID Incident Management Team. Picture: SUPPLIED/DIGICEL FIJI

In support of their community outreach program in the fight against the spread of COVID-19,  Digicel presented $8,000 worth of essential hygiene and sanitation products to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services today.

In a statement Digicel Fiji CEO, Farid Mohammed, said; “Digicel has been looking at opportunities to do their bit to help the frontline workers keep up their good work. As an organization, we understand our corporate responsibility and are happy that we can provide hope to mothers through this gesture.”

CWMH representative, Dr Anaseini Maisema, said; “We are indeed grateful that apart from this donation Digicel has helped the Ministry of Health a lot during this outbreak in Suva and all around Fiji. Any help right now is vital. For us as front liners, we’ve been in this for far too long and this help will boost our operations. ”

Meanwhile items included adult diapers for critical COVID positive patients at Suva’s Colonial War Memorial Hospital, and baby diapers, packets of baby wipes, maternity pads and assorted personal hygiene products for mothers and their newborn babies at the CWM and Makoi Maternity Unit who are unable to source these essential items due to challenges brought forward by this pandemic.

The initiative is part of a series of activities planned to help the Ministry of Health with its effort in supporting COVID operations in Fiji while ensuring that patients at health care facilities are not deprived of basic hygiene and sanitation.

As the numbers for active COVID cases continue to rise, Digicel urges its customers and the public that we conform to COVID safe measures that are currently put in place by the Government.  Digicel has also started a pledge with an “All in for A Safer Fiji” message aimed at driving vaccination awareness and a call to the nation that our fight against COVID will work ‘Better Together with Everybody All In’.

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