Santander donated 50,000 euros to purchase 50,000 P2 masks for healthcare professionals, the bank said on Wednesday.
According to the statement, Santander joined the tech4COVID19 movement in supporting the Material Hospital Project. This project aims to raise individual protection equipment, fans and screening tests to covid-19 for health professionals.
Santander indicates that "in this phase it will contribute with a support of 50 thousand euros" for the acquisition of 50 thousand P2 masks.
"This project is being conducted in coordination with various health stakeholders, such as Infarmed, the Regional Health Administrations, the National Pharmacy Association, the Pharmaceutical Studies Laboratory and the official support of the Orders of Doctors, Pharmacists and Nurses", points out the bank.
The Material Hospitalar Project "is one of the biggest projects within the tech4COVID19 movement, formed by a group of Portuguese technological start-ups, which includes more than 250 companies from different areas and more than 3700 people, with the common goal of creating solutions to overcome the challenges and needs that society faces in the face of the coronavirus pandemic ", also refers Santander.
In addition, the bank reports that it has joined the "United Portugal Fundraising Campaign by SIC and the Portuguese Football Federation". Since "the funds obtained through this action and managed by SIC Esperança are intended for the acquisition of hospital supplies (masks and individual protection for health professionals, ventilators and screening tests for covid-19) and individual protection equipment (masks and disinfectant gel) for social organizations in greatest need ".