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Port of Gdansk supports fight against coronavirus

Port of Gdansk supports fight against coronavirus

The PGA says 10 fully fitted tents were donated to the National Fire Service to help fight coronavirus. They may also be used, if necessary, as temporary admission rooms in front of hospitals to streamline the work of the paramedics.

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Dariusz Drelich, the governor of Pomerania, attended the handover of the equipment today. As he said: "In our fight against coronavirus, the Port of Gdansk Authority was one of the first companies to come to me with an offer of support. We can already see the benefits of this assistance."

In the case of an actual large inflow of patients, specialist tents may serve as mobile admission rooms or places where patients may be clustered, or even as field hospital. They will also allow the emergency departments to avoid overcrowding and lower the risk of contracting the coronavirus. Every facility reporting such need can be fitted with a field tent.

The Port of Gdansk Authority has been actively involved in fighting coronavirus, funding the medical facilities in Pomerania. The hospital in Koscierzyna has recently donated 2,000 face shields to the University Health Center, as well as personal protective equipment (masks, helmets, gowns, and cooler boxes).

"It is a kind of gift from silent heroes to other silent heroes. We need to remember that ports are our window on the world, enabling import of the goods which are in such shortage now, and at the same time - an export window that helps maintain production for our economy," Greinke states.

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