Saturday 15 August, 2020

RUBiS to donate PPE supplies to state care facilities islandwide

From left to right) RUBiS Energy Jamaica Limited’s CEO, Alain Carreau and Human Resource Manager Donnovan Dobson look on as Bellevue Hospital’s Occupational Therapy Manager, Jhnell Reid-Bowen and Director, Nursing Services, Devon Williams open the contents of items donated by RUBiS to the Kingston-based psychiatric facility on Friday, June 26, 2020.

From left to right) RUBiS Energy Jamaica Limited’s CEO, Alain Carreau and Human Resource Manager Donnovan Dobson look on as Bellevue Hospital’s Occupational Therapy Manager, Jhnell Reid-Bowen and Director, Nursing Services, Devon Williams open the contents of items donated by RUBiS to the Kingston-based psychiatric facility on Friday, June 26, 2020.

RUBiS Energy Jamaica Limited is continuing its efforts to help alleviate the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on Jamaicans through a $2 million donation of sanitation products and personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff and wards/patients of several state care facilities across the island.

Following a disbursement of items to the Bellevue Hospital in Kingston on June 26, RUBiS, the island’s leading fuels and lubricants business, disclosed that senior care facilities and places of safety are also slated to benefit from the well-needed items.

These being the Port Antonio Infirmary in Port Antonio, Portland; the St Elizabeth Infirmary in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth; Granville Place of Safety in Garrick Foyle, Trelawny; and Yadel Girl's Home and Sunbeam Boy's Home in Old Harbour, St Catherine.

Human Resource Manager, RUBiS Energy Jamaica Limited, Donnovan Dobson (centre) reveals the contents of items donated by RUBiS to the Kingston-based psychiatric facility on Friday, June 26, 2020. Looking on in earnest are CEO, RUBiS, Alain Carreau (l) and Acting Operations Manager, Bellevue Hospital, Jermaine McLean (r).

Human Resource Manager at RUBiS, Donnovan Dobson spoke to the objective of the contribution.

“These are entities which cater to some of the island’s most vulnerable groups. We took into consideration the sparse resources of these institutions and purchased the items based on their specific needs essential for each to uphold proper sanitation practices to protect children, young adults and seniors as well as support staff,” said Dobson.

He continued, “Our donation to the Bellevue Hospital also stemmed from the fact that we have a longstanding relationship with the Hospital, as a member of the Rockfort community. Currently, we have an ongoing initiative through our InPulse Art Programme which provides a monthly art workshop for the psychiatric patients at Bellevue.”

Among the items being disseminated are bed pads, masks, hand sanitizer, latex gloves, adult diapers, sanitary napkins and surface cleaners.

The move by RUBiS follows a sizeable donation of 99.9 per cent purity isopropyl alcohol to the Ministry of Health and Wellness Foundation for use in nine hospitals to assist with sanitation activities.

RUBiS, which imports commercial-scale petroleum products, has sought to maintain a stable supply of isopropyl alcohol to its customers – local blenders and manufacturers of sanitation products.

Additionally, the company continues to implement a significant number of processes, procedures and operational measures all across its business to protect staff and customers.

Previously, RUBiS provided complimentary Nescafé beverages in partnership with Nestle to show appreciation to the island’s frontline workers who visited select RUBiS Service Stations island-wide.

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