Italian Eni will contribute €35 million to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the company announced in a statement on Tuesday.
According to the statement, Eni acted quickly to buy and import electro, medical and personal protective equipment to donate to health facilities via special airlift from China.
The equipment allocated to local health facilities includes about 600 ventilators, 55 portable oximeters, 127 syringe pumps, 38 patient monitors, 40 intensive care beds, and large numbers of surgical and high quality masks.
Eni has also launched a series of initiatives to help local health facilities in the areas it operates in to combat COVID-19.
The company will deliver a large number of masks to local health facilities in Lombardy, Veneto, Emilia Romagna, the Marches, Basilicata, Puglia, Sicily and Sardinia.
At Luigi Sacco IRCCS Hospital in Milan, the company is also setting up an emergency department for the treatment of infectious diseases.
Eni said it would continue to monitor developments and the changing needs of the local health facilities.
By Gulsen Cagatay