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HS BACO Panels donated state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose COVID-19 to the hospital in Comănești

  • The contribution of HS Baco Panels focuses on the most effective measures to fight the pandemic: testing equipment
  • State-of-the-art equipment with a total value 114.600 Euro for a molecular biology laboratory
  • The laboratory serves the entire population in the Trotuș Valley area and increases the analysis capacity for the diagnosis of COVID-19 in Bacău County

True to the motto “Together!”, the HS Timber Group factories join the local authorities to support their efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The HS Baco Panels blockboard factory in Comănești sponsored the Ioan Lascăr Hospital in the city with state-of-the-art equipment with a total value of 114.600 Euro, for the set-up of a molecular biology laboratory to diagnose COVID-19 and other medical conditions. Medical experts say a high testing rate is seen as one of the core requirements for an effective fight against the pandemic.

"This state-of-the-art equipment represents an important progress and very necessary at this moment for the diagnosis of COVID-19,” says Florin Hiru, spokesperson at the Ioan Lascăr Hospital in Comănești. “With its help, the analysis capacity is extended at the level of Bacău County, which means one step forward towards the collective safety of the population in the Trotuș Valley and not only. The laboratory, which can perform 48 tests in three hours, is approved by the Ministry of Health. Thanks to the donation of HS Baco Panels, our hospital is now on the map of the most important hospitals in Romania.”

In addition to this equipment, the company also donated a tunnel for the Ioan Lascăr Hospital disinfection.

”We always work closely with the communities in which we operate. Therefore, it is a matter of course for us to look for solutions together and to offer our support in the fight against COVID-19, which is an unpredictable situation that applies to all of us," said Dan Banacu, general manager of HS Timber Productions in Romania. "With our ‘Together!’ initiative, we make a direct contribution and support the actions of local organisations in the fight against COVID-19. In times like these, social cohesion is needed more than ever, which is why we make a contribution where it is needed directly."

The support provided by HS Timber Group, in the context of the crisis generated by COVID-19 has so far reached over 307,000 Euro and will continue in all local communities. The initiative is a part of the corporate social responsibility programme, aimed at supporting ambitious projects in the social, education, health and environmental fields, especially in the communities where the Group is present through its production units. Especially in this unpredictable time where we need to keep spatial distance, socially, we move even more closer – Together!