In addition, Siemens has provided Ahl Masr Foundation
with a fully equipped intensive care unit (ICU) that includes an ICU bed, an emergency portable ventilator, a compact
monitor, a handheld capnograph, as well as syringe and infusion pumps. The ICU
unit was installed at Fayoum University Hospital. In addition to the ICU unit,
Siemens Egypt employees raised donations to help Ahl Masr Foundation secure the
much-needed personal protective equipment (PPEs) for medical staff on the frontline.
Aiming to further improve access to quality healthcare
services in Egypt, Siemens is teaming up with an Egyptian and a German NGO to
establish and operate a healthcare clinic in Shoubra El Kheima province, one of
the most populated areas in Greater Cairo. The clinic is expected to be fully
operational by October of this year and will have the capacity to serve up to
15,000 patients annually. The clinic will help in the diagnosis of Covid-19, as
well as provide quality healthcare services through six specialized units that
include gynecology, internal medicine, pediatrics, ophthalmology, orthopedics, a
radiology center, and a laboratory.
Siemens’ contributions to help
mitigate the impact of Covid-19 in Egypt amounts up to EGP 10 million. This
will also support in improving general access to quality healthcare.
To further support the local community during this challenging time, Siemens
has implemented measures to sustain undisrupted operations while ensuring the
health and safety of employees across its projects and sites, most notably at
the three mega power plants in the New Administrative Capital, Beni Suef and Al
Burullus in addition to the various other substations around the country.
Globally, Siemens AG has established a worldwide aid
fund to help relieve and combat the Covid-19 pandemic under the auspices of the
community-focused nonprofit organization Siemens Caring Hands. All Siemens AG
employees can make monetary donations to Caring Hands for this effort. Siemens
AG will match every amount donated, effectively doubling any donation made to Siemens
Caring Hands. The organization will use the donations to deliver aid
rapidly to people affected by the pandemic worldwide.