VOPAK TERQUIMSA AND THE ASSOCIATED COMPANIES OF THE AEQT DONATE BREATHING EQUIPMENT AND EPIS TO HOSPITALS OF THE TARRAGONA DEMARCATION TO HELP IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS

03 April 2020


Vopak Terquimsa and the companies of the Tarragona Chemical Business Association (AEQT) have made a donation of 12 breathing devices of different characteristics, as well as protective material (PPE), for a total value of 330,000 euros, to four hospitals in Tarragona to help in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic.

Specifically, the equipment will be distributed between the Hospital Universitari Joan XXIII in Tarragona, the Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Reus, the Hospital de Sant Pau i Santa Tecla de Tarragona, and the Hospital de Tortosa Verge de la Cinta, and will allow the four centers, and in general the demarcation health system, improve their ability to care for the most serious cases of COVID-19, which require assisted breathing systems.

In total, therefore, 12 pieces of equipment with different characteristics have been purchased. The order has already been processed and the teams are expected to arrive imminently. Its distribution among the four hospitals has been proposed according to the criteria of the authorities. From the beginning of the epidemic, the AEQT contacted and was at the disposal of the health authorities to offer help and to inquire about how the chemical sector could contribute to this emergency.