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         EGAT made a donation to 7 main COVID-19 treatment hospitals after the EGAT Board of Directors approved a donation in the amount of 30 million baht. The chief physician also reminded everyone that infectious diseases are not infectious if we limit contact with each other.

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         On March 27, 2020, Mr. Viboon Rerksirathai, EGAT Governor revealed that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, EGAT would like to help Thais overcome the crisis together. During the EGAT Board of Directors meeting on March 25, 2020, a donation worth 30 million baht was approved in order to support hospitals, the society, and communities. Out of the 30-million-baht donation, 15 million was given to 7 main COVID-19 treatment hospitals to help with medical supplies so that medical professionals can operate with more flexibility and efficiency from fully equipped medical supplies. The donation was made on March 26-27, 2020 to hospitals, namely King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Siriraj Hospital, Ramathibodi Hospital, Thammasat University Hospital, Rajavithi Hospital, and Phramongkutklao Hospital in the amount of 2 million baht each, and to Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute in the amount of 3 million baht. The other 15 million baht was donated to provincial hospitals and to the society and communities around EGAT dams and power plants nationwide according to the needs of each area, such as medical equipment, sanitary masks, sanitizer gel, etc.

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         Prof. Dr. Prasit Watanapa, Dean of Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, one of the main COVID-19 treatment hospitals which received support from EGAT thanked EGAT and other organizations for their kindness as these days everything is valuable and no one knows how long the situation will last. He also reminded everyone of the importance of keeping a distance between each other. “The best prevention for virus spread is isolation and social distancing. Infectious diseases are not infectious if we limit contact with each other,” said Prof. Dr. Prasit Watanapa. Siriraj Hospital also organized a campaign for social distancing via Facebook.

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         Moreover, EGAT donated “EGAT’s Friendly Sanitizer Gel,” a hand sanitizer gel which contains no less than 70% alcohol and is produced by EGAT. Sanitary masks were also given to communities around EGAT power plants and at-risk groups, such as policemen, public transportation drivers, and to Children and Youth Foundations. Additionally, EGAT donated computers to the Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health to help inform the public about the COVID-19 outbreak correctly.

         “During these times, EGAT would like to help Thais get through the COVID-19 crisis together and return to normal life quickly,” said EGAT Governor.