Mitsubishi Motors Thailand through its foundation donates drinking water, N95 masks to medical personnel and carboards for making paper field hospital beds, in the fight against COVID-19
Bangkok – May 18, 2021: During the challenging period of the COVID-19 pandemic throughout Thailand, Mitsubishi Motors Thailand and Mitsubishi Motors Thailand Foundation (MMTF) are working together to support Thai communities by donating drinking water and N95 masks to medical personnel at six hospitals in Bangkok, Pathum Thani and Chonburi. 10 tons of cardboard have also been delivered to SCG Packaging Public Company Limited and SCG Foundation for making paper field hospital beds for use in field hospitals and medical centers that encounter bed shortage. The donations are under the ‘Mitsubishi Motors Save Doctors, Save Lives, Fight Against COVID-19’ project.
Mr. Eiichi Koito, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Thailand, said: Mitsubishi Motors Thailand is committed to our corporate social responsibility’s vision ‘To contribute and grow with Thai society’ with a focus on three pillars including Environment, Health, and Education and Morality. The company has established a non-profit organization, the ‘Mitsubishi Motors Thailand Foundation (MMTF)’ to continue our positive contributions to the sustainable development of Thai society.
“Thousands of people are suffering the devastating effects of this pandemic. To address our concern with the situation, we are working to assist communities with the donations of cardboards to make paper field hospital beds along with drinking water and N95 masks for the heroic healthcare personnel in hospitals. To mark the 60th anniversary of the company, our employees will also donate money through the Mitsubishi Motors Thailand Foundation in order to relief COVID-19 situation as well. All employees at Mitsubishi Motors would also like to send their encouragements to all frontline healthcare heroes,” said Mr. Koito.
Mitsubishi Motors Thailand has donated 10 tons of cardboard to SCG Packaging Public Company Limited and SCG Foundation for making 100-percent recycled, lightweight and ergonomic field beds designed especially for Asians. The beds are easy to transport and store, and they can be assembled in just eight minutes. The completed paper field hospital beds will be delivered to COVID-19 patients who are being treated at field hospitals and medical centers throughout Thailand.
Mitsubishi Motors Thailand also donated a total of 2,600 packs of drinking water and a total of 4,800 N95 masks to six hospitals including Thammasat University Hospital, Chula Field Hospital, Banglamung Hospital, Laemchabang Hospital, Vibharam Laemchabang Hospital and Chonburi Hospital to support and safeguard the health and safety of healthcare staffs.
Previously, Mitsubishi Motors Thailand collaborated with its dealer network in its fight against COVID-19 by delivering seven units of sophisticated ventilators, 1,400 units of high-quality PPE and 4,000 units of N95 masks to six hospitals in Bangkok and upcountry that were affected by the pandemic last year. Some donations were contributed by employees and from the sale of Mitsubishi vehicles. The company also built UV-C disinfection machines which were delivered to four hospitals in Chonburi to support medical treatment.