Integrated energy and chemicals company Sasol has donated equipment to the Free State provincial government to support the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccines.
The equipment included a custom-built mobile clinic, a Toyota Hi-Ace 14-seater minibus, five vaccine cold storage freezers, 25 vaccine carriers, 25 temperature loggers and 20 laptops.
Sasol human resources and stakeholder relations executive VP Charlotte Mokoena says Sasol recognised the need to support the provincial government’s vaccination roll-out strategy by donating essential equipment and resources.
“This initiative comes after recognising the challenge posed by the vastness of the Free State landscape in enabling access to vaccines, especially in the most rural parts of the province," she adds.
As a producer and bulk supplier of a variety of speciality chemicals, Sasol last year developed a unique blend of alcohol to be used in the manufacture of hand sanitisers to help address the increase in demand for these products in the market.
“Our Covid-19 response has been multi-layered, consultative and collaborative to support efforts to flatten the curve with particular focus on our fence line communities within Free State, Mpumalanga, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.
"The company last year also fast-tracked the manufacturing of its own hand sanitisers for use at its own operations, immediate fence line communities in the Free State and Mpumalanga, and distribution to employees of strategic partners,” Mokoena points out.