Steward Health Care’s headquarters in the Unites States has donated over 50,000 disposable face masks to Id-Dar tal-Providenza to support the efforts made by the Home to contain the spread of the virus and protect its residents and employees.
This was part of a larger donation of 100,000 face masks to be used in the Gozitan and Maltese communities, especially by vulnerable people, so as to help in the prevention of the spread of COVID-19.
The masks were donated during an event held at Steward Health Care Malta’s offices which was presided by Dr Nadine Delicata, Executive Director and President of Steward Health Care Malta.
Dr Delicata said that this donation from Steward US underpins the importance of the message that, while restrictions have been lifted, everyone needs to remain vigilant and observe public health measures in our efforts to keep the number of COVID-19 cases in the community as low as possible. She said that the donation confirms Steward’s commitment to the communities that it serves.
Present during the event were the Minister for Gozo, Hon. Clint Camilleri, the US Chargé d’Affaires, Mark Schapiro, the Superintendent of Public Health, Prof. Charmaine Gauci, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry for Gozo, John Borg, and the Administrator of id-Dar tal-Providenza, Nadine Camilleri Cassano.