Nestlé Trinidad and Tobago Limited today donated over 45,000 surgical masks to the Ministry of Health, intended primarily for frontline workers at the Ministry of Health, but some of which will also be distributed to the Ministry of National Security as well as the Office of the Attorney General. The donation is Nestlé’s way of recognizing the Government’s efforts in combatting the COVID-19 Pandemic in Trinidad and Tobago.
At the official handover of the surgical masks at the Ministry of Health’s Head Office in Port of Spain, Nestlé’s Head of Corporate Communications, Denise d’Abadie said,
Practicing Social Distancing-Senior Health Systems Adviser, Dr. Stewart D. Smith accepts donation of surgical masks on behalf of the Ministry of Health from Nestlé Trinidad and Tobago Limited’s Head of Corporate Communications, Denise d’Abadie.
At Nestlé, the safety of our employees is always our top priority but with the emergence and severity of the COVID-19 Pandemic, it became necessary for us to extend this mindset outside of the workplace. This donation gives us a level of comfort, knowing that our frontline workers have the tools that they need to execute their jobs confidently and safely.
On behalf of the Ministry of Health, Senior Health Systems Adviser, Dr. Stewart D. Smith expressed sincere gratitude to Nestlé for their contribution, taking the opportunity to thank by extension all of corporate Trinidad and Tobago for their support and reiterating their commitment to keep everyone within our borders safe:
We must thank Nestlé for this donation; during the COVID-19 Pandemic, sourcing masks has become a challenge due to worldwide demand. While we have enough supplies in the country, we would never refuse supplemental resources to boost our current inventory. We thank corporate Trinidad and Tobago for their adherence to all public health guidelines and continue to assure the nation that we are doing everything we can to keep you safe.
Nestlé Trinidad and Tobago Limited wishes the Ministry of Health and the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago all the best as they continue to steer us through this ever-evolving pandemic, with the aim of minimizing its impact on our country.