NXPO gives out Covid-19 relief aid

NXPO gives out Covid-19 relief aid

The Office of National Higher Education Science Research and Innovation Policy Council (NXPO), led by executives and members of staff, raised funds to donate 600 items of cleaning products and disinfectant as well as a financial contribution to the Venerable Thawisak Jutindharo Hospital, a care unit in charge of Erawan 1 Field Hospital.

The assistance will help alleviate the burden of providing necessities for Covid-19 patients and provide moral support for medical personnel who are performing their duties for all Thai people.

Amid the spread of Covid-19 in Thailand, NXPO has driven many proposals, policies, measures, and studies on the virus, including: a report on Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Measures for economic and social rehabilitation and reform; Recovery Forum, where experts from the public, private, and education sectors joined forces to discuss and propose solutions to revitalise the country; a study and report on the future outlook for Thailand and guidelines for post-crisis response; and a report on post-Covid development trends in higher education, science, research, and innovation.

NXPO has also passed on assistance to those urgently affected by Covid-19, including: face shields purchased for donation to Pattani Hospital, Pattani Province and Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra Hospital, Narathiwat Province; and first aid kits to 283 vulnerable households in 12 communities, in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security and other partnered private corporations. NXPO is also committed to sharing its knowledge about Covid-19, and other related matters, via online platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as promoting a blood donation campaign, as the Red Cross Society and hospitals nationwide face a shortfall in blood reserves to combat the virus. 

Furthermore, alongside donating essential supplies and money, the organisation has compiled a list of reliable sources for the future donation of supplies, medical equipment and funds to help medical institutes treating Covid-19 patients.

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