Digicel Donates Equipment For The Fight Against COVID 19 To OECS Member States
The donation forms part of the OECS collective response to Covid 19 and through Digicel’s involvement, approximately 60, 000 masks were sourced and will be distributed to nine of the OECS member states based on population size.
Communications specialist with the OECS Commission Alisha Ally said the donation came about following the commission’s engagement of the region’s private sector in the fight against covid-19.
“The OECS has a very integrated private sector strategy we sounded a clarion call across the region to engage our private sector partners and Digicel was one of the first companies to respond. Nine member states are going to benefit from the mask donation; it’s about 60 thousand masks that will be given to our member states and we will be shipping those very shortly.”
Chief Executive Officer of Digicel St. Lucia Siobhan (pronounced shevaughn) James Alexander presented the masks To Jenny Daniel of St. Lucia’s Ministry of Health and Wellness in a virtual ceremony on Monday.
“ On behalf of Digicel it is indeed our pleasure to have partnered with the oecs as part of our covid response.over the past few months we have been working with the governments across the region in terms of their priorities in terms of health and education. Coming together with the OECS to realise that we need a collaboration and a collective response and ppe’s being one of the things that frontline workers needed the most, we decided that we would contribute to that and we do hope that this goes a long way within the nine countries and we remain committed in our response and in working together with the governments.”
The countries to receive the PPE are the British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Montserrat, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada.