The Mercator Medical Group based in Kraków, manufacturer of disposable medical gloves and distributor of single-use med…
Mercator Medical supports vaccination against COVID-19
The Mercator Medical Group based in Kraków, manufacturer of disposable medical gloves and distributor of single-use medical materials, has donated 370,000 dressing materials to the Government’s Strategic Reserves Agency, which can be used in the National Vaccination Program against COVID-19. The value of the donation is close to a quarter million PLN.
“The ongoing third wave of the pandemic and the increasing number of new coronavirus mutations may prove extremely dangerous to us. This is a special time in which we should all work to ensure our safety,” comments Wiesław Żyznowski, PhD, President of the Management Board of Mercator Medical S.A. “And care as well as prevention of infections are in the DNA of the Mercator Medical Group. That is why we decided to donate medical dressings to the Government’s Strategic Reserves Agency, so that they can support Polish hospitals during the vaccination campaign,” he adds.
The products donated by the Mercator Medical Group include mainly sterile and non-sterile cotton nonwoven dressings that can serve for wound care, and the health services can use them for vaccinations throughout Poland. The Group also donates sterile surgical drapes of 100% cotton nonwoven fabric, chlorine-free bleached, with a string and radiopaque element to facilitate procedures in the operating room.
In total, The Mercator Medical Group has donated almost 370,000 nonwoven products worth nearly PLN 250,000.
“Mercator Medical has actively supported the fight against COVID-19 from the very beginning by donating personal protective equipment from its portfolio,” says Wiesław Żyznowski, PhD, President of the Management Board of Mercator Medical S.A. “We are implementing the #TogetherAgainstTheVirus (#WspólniePrzeciwWirusowi) campaign, addressed mainly to medical and care institutions. They are of top priority for us, which arises from the fact that we feel responsible for all those who are particularly exposed to the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection and for whom COVID-19 can be particularly dangerous, even fatal. “The sense of community and solidarity in the threat caused by the pandemic arouses emotions which affect us significantly and which determine our activities in the area of CSR,” he adds.
Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the Mercator Medical Group has already donated 1.8 million disposable gloves, 50,000 face masks and 3,000 dressings to more than 60 Polish institutions, mainly hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, foundations or meal centres for the homeless and the needy, as well as the Material Reserves Agency, the Ministry of Health and the Police Headquarters. Also Mercator Medical (Thailand) Ltd., a production company of the Group located in Thailand, has been actively involved in the fight against SARS-CoV-2, by donating latex gloves to several local hospitals and local administration units.