Siemens aids COVID-19 relief with delivery of medical supplies

December 22, 2020

RIYADH — As part of their commitment and obligation to society, Siemens, Siemens Mobility, Siemens Energy, and their respective employees in Saudi Arabia are contributing to the Kingdom’s efforts to fight COVID-19, with a donation of vital medical supplies to the Saudi Red Crescent Authority on Dec. 22 as the result of a joint donation effort.

The medical supplies include a number of diagnostic kits used by ambulatory teams while performing their duties in providing emergency medical services, some fundamental components for devices used in ambulatory procedures like electrodes for defibrillation devices, and patient cables for measuring ECG and impedance respiration in adult and pediatric patients.

“The Red Crescent was the ideal choice because of their outstanding reputation and unwavering commitment to saving lives across Saudi Arabia, including remote areas of the Kingdom,” said Ahmad Hawsawi, CEO, Siemens Saudi Arabia. “I am especially proud of our team members for their generosity in the face of this crisis.”

“Caring for the societies in which we work is one of our core values at Siemens Energy,” said Mahmoud Sulaimani, managing director of Siemens Energy, Saudi Arabia. “The Red Crescent is addressing the basic human needs of Saudi Arabia’s communities, and we wanted to play a part in that effort.”

The President of the Saudi Red Crescent Authority, Dr. Jalal Mohammed Alowaisi, values this joint humanitarian initiative and expressed his gratitude.

“This initiative represents the depth of the partnership between private and government entities in the fight against COVID-19, which has affected many countries and resulted in an enormous death toll, aside from the impact on the global economy.”

He added that such a partnership would reduce the negative impact made by the pandemic.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Authority gave the utmost attention to providing emergency medical services around the clock through more than 485 ambulatory centers located in every city and province in the Kingdom.

The Authority also provided online training programs for protection from the novel coronavirus to the entire community. Red Crescent volunteers participated in various social initiatives with screening points in main locations of government and private entities.

The medical supplies donated by Siemens, Siemens Mobility and Siemens Energy will support the Saudi Red Crescent Authority in its efforts to serve thousands of patients in these challenging times and demonstrates their commitment to the people of Saudi Arabia.

Siemens has been active in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for nearly a century, since 1929, and is dedicated to serving Saudi Arabian society. — SG

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