Helping fuel the fight against COVID-19

13 May 2020 | Web Article Number: ME202019027

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Helping fuel the fight against COVID-19
Engen Stakeholder and Transformation Specialist Benny Thobejane greets Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize at the official announcement of Engens fuel support for the Dept. of Health

ENGEN is supporting the fight against COVID-19 by contributing R1 million worth of fuel to the Department of Health to be used by frontline health workers in their emergency response vehicles.

“It is these vehicles that will be used to transport our healthcare workers to where they are needed most. Engen would like to pay tribute to, and applaud our amazing frontline health workers, who are the real heroes in the unfolding crisis,” said Engen Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Yusa’ Hassan.

“We trust that our fuel contribution will help ensure that our national health services are able to provide medical care to the most vulnerable members of society when it is needed most,” Hassan added.

Speaking at the handover in Sandton, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize commended Engen and encouraged private companies to donate to South Africa’s battle against COVID-19.

“We want to encourage others to come on board to give us support on a continuous basis,” commented Mkhize.

Engen’s contribution to the fight against COVID-19 also includes a R2.5m fuel and medical testing equipment donation to the Gift of the Givers for humanitarian relief.

Recently the company launched a campaign to support the fight against COVID-19 by educating local communities on safety measures to curb the spread of the virus by branding 35 spaza shops across the country with educational murals to convey important messages on personal safety.

“While we know it will take much more to alleviate the stress that many of our compatriots are facing, we hope our contribution will make a small difference to each person who receives the comfort of a helping hand as a result of our efforts,” Hassan said.

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