In an endeavour to fight COVID-19 pandemic, one of the dominant Petroleum Company, Engen has contributed R1 million fuel to health department to enable frontline workers execute their duties without running out of fuel.
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize commended Engen and encouraged private companies to donate to South Africa’s battle against the deadly pandemic.
“We want to encourage others to come on board to give us support continuously. said Dr.Mkhize.
Engen Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Yusa’ Hassan said frontline health workers will use the petrol to power emergency response vehicles.
“It is these vehicles that will be used to transport our healthcare workers to where they are needed most,” said Hassan.
Engen praises government for the urgent and comprehensive manner taken to manage the pandemic and to safeguard South Africans against COVID-19 infection.
As South Africans face a severe threat to their health and collective future, said Hassan Engen’s patriotic duty is to step up and support government in taking proactive steps to contain and overcome the pandemic.
“We trust that our fuel contribution will help ensure that our national health services can provide medical care to the most vulnerable members of society when it is needed most,” added Hassan.
Recently Engen also 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.