During the devastation caused by the second wave of COVID-19 epidemic in Nepal, UNL activated its global supply chain networks and provided the following medical and emergency equipment as a Donation to Ministry of Health and Population, G.O.N, Shri Birendra Hospital (Army) in Chhauni, Federation of Nepal Chambers of Commerce (FNCCI) and the Hetauda Government Hospital through the CDO office.
Different Unilever businesses across the globe and Unilever International helped and contributed to arrange Oxygen concentrators which were in Urgent Need.
These are extremely essential medical equipment necessary for the front-line medical workers to be used for prevention and treatment against the virus and their receipt has been appreciated by the authorities.
Dr. Roshan Pokhrel, Chief Specialistin a letter addressed to UNL expressed gratitude on behalf of MoHP and looked for further support in the fight against the Virus.
During a Handover ceremony, Mr. Amlan Mukherjee, Managing Director-UNL stated that
“In the present times as per our understanding, the load on existing medical infrastructure needs to be eased in a way that it can better cater to the serious and critical Covid cases who require continuous supply of medical oxygen. This can be achieved with adequate availability of oxygen therapy devices for the treatment of other cases.
The Unilever family shall continue to extend all possible support to the authorities to combat the health crisis and in the best interest of the Nepalese people.”
Apart from medical equipment, Unilever also contributed substantial funds to set-up an oxygen plant in Makwanpur (Hetauda), required by most critical care patients in case of COVID infection.
Under its brand Lifebuoy, Unilever also ran a Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign to drive awareness of right behavior for protection from the Pandemic across various Media. Unilever Nepal manufactures Lifebuoy soap, proven effective against COVID -19 virus, which is the most widely available soap bar in Nepal.