The Mirpuri Foundation joins Portuguese Doctor Andreia Castro and her “Support Beirut” movement, proudly contributing with more than 1800 individual doses of medication, as well as other much needed medical supplies for entities on the ground to continue to provide support to the population devastated by the Beirut explosion, a catastrophe that destroyed the Lebanese capital.
On 4 August 2020, a large amount of ammonium nitrate stored at the port of the city of Beirut exploded, causing at least 190 deaths, 6,500 injuries, US$10–15 billion in property damage, and leaving an estimated 300,000 people homeless. In this scenario, the hospital pharmacy plays a decisive role in supplying the drugs needed to ensure vital care in disaster areas. Understanding that urgent need, the Mirpuri Foundation has contributed with the supply of medicines and medical devices during this health crisis.
This action is not just part of the Mirpuri Foundation Social Responsibility Program, but also crosses with the Medical Research Program. The foundation intends to observe and learn to be able to independently process, evaluate and integrate relevant knowledge on drugs and medical devices in catastrophe areas.
More about Dr. Andreia Castro “Suport Beirut” movement at: www.meacrosstheworld.com
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News — 5 January 2021
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