PTTEP stands strong to support the fight against COVID-19
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the world faces formidable challenges, and Thailand is no exception. PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP), as a Thai national petroleum exploration and production company, is known for pursuing energy security to Thailand as well as delivering sustainable value for the society. PTTEP has applied the energy-searching knowledge and technology to protect medical professionals and prevent the proliferation of viruses. The company has earmarked 30 million Baht to hospitals, educational institutions and organizations in Thailand and other countries to support the fight against COVID-19.
Develop negative pressure patient transfers and mobile negative pressure boxes
PTTEP and its subsidiary, AI Robotics Ventures Co., Ltd. team up with A.I. Technology Co., Ltd., developed the capability of the prototype negative pressure patient transfer of Navamindradhiraj University’s Faculty of Medicine Vajira Hospital. The newly-developed negative pressure patient transfer also features High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter which can capture small particles and UV-C disinfection that makes the virus losing its disease-causing ability. PTTEP and its partners contributed 100 negative pressure patient transfers and 92 mobile negative pressure boxes to Navamindradhiraj University’s Faculty of Medicine Vajira Hospital which has further distributed them to 87 hospitals across the country to ensure the safety of medical personnel while transferring and treating patients.
Support the production of Chula COVID-19 Strip Test
Provided financial support to Chulalongkorn University, for producing the Chula COVID-19 Strip Test. The test detects antibodies in blood serum or plasma, offering fast and convenient preliminary screening for COVID-19 infection risk to help curb the spread of the disease. This strip test can provide rapid results within 10-15 minutes.
Support the development of VISTEC Test Kit Diagnostics
Provided financial support to Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC) in order to develop COVID-19 Test Kit Diagnostics. The test kit offers a faster, more accurate and economical diagnosis than regular laboratory tests. It will diagnose the disease within 30 – 45 minutes.
Fund the purchase of ambulance and ventilator amid COVID-19 pandemic
Allocated funds to Thammasat University Hospital, for purchasing an ambulance and a ventilator machine to boost healthcare service efficiency of Thammasat University Field Hospital amid COVID-19 pandemic.
Blood donation by PTTEP volunteers
Donated 77,850 cc. of blood to the Faculty of Medicine Vajira Hospital to prevent a shortage of blood during COVID-19 outbreak.
Distribute PPE suits and masks to the hospital and the general public
Distributed 10,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) suits and 10,000 Filter Mask-Flomax (N95) to the hospitals. In addition, the company provided 3,500 fabric masks to the general public through Chatuchak District Office. The Royal Thai Volunteer 904 and PTTEP employees have participated in producing these fabric masks.
Support pure alcohol to make hand sanitizers provided to general public
Supported 5,000 liters of pure alcohol to Chulalongkorn University for making hand sanitizers to be provided to the general public in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
To limit the spread of COVID-19, PTTEP also provided financial support and protective gears to the organizations in countries where PTTEP operates such as Quarantine Centers in Myanmar, Relief and Recovery Fund of Malaysia and the Jakarta Governor’s Office, Indonesia.
PTTEP believes that this global crisis can be overcome only if all sectors join forces. PTTEP will stand together with everyone to fight against COVID-19.