On July 13, through its program, “Good Deeds are Good – Feeding the World with Solidarity”, JBS handed over the Modular Hospital in Ceilândia, in Brasilia, to the government of the Federal District. This means that the population of Brasilia has received 73 clinical beds for treating patients with the new coronavirus, as well as a permanent legacy for the post-pandemic population. The total cost of the project was just over R$ 10.3 million.
The hospital, which adjoins the Ceilândia Regional Hospital (HRC), was built in 33 days. With a ground floor of around 1,015 square meters built, it houses 54 refrigerated hospital modules and a ramp that connects it to the HRC.
“This is one of the most important deliverables of the program. Henceforth, the population of Brasilia can count on this new public health asset, which is here to stay even after the pandemic. It is very gratifying to know that we have been able to affect the lives of Brazilians in every region, whether through one-off actions, or other more lasting ones within the healthcare, science and social spheres”, says Frank Faria, industrial manager of JBS in Samambaia (DF).
Brasilia is one of the more than 200 cities that will stand to gain from the program in Brazil. In the Federal District, JBS will donate R$ 11 million to tackling the new coronavirus, benefitting around 3 million people.
Ambulances for Amapá
Also within the program “Good Deeds are Good – Feeding the World with Solidarity”, on July 17 JBS handed over 25 ambulances to the State Government of Amapá. The vehicles will be used to provide public health services in the 16 municipalities of the state. With these donations, the Company is routing over R$ 5 million in funds to Amapá for dealing with the new coronavirus, which have also become legacy for the state.
“We are very proud to be handing over these ambulances in Amapá. This donation will have the capacity to attend each city in the state, helping to save lives during these times of pandemic and also afterwards, when this is all behind us, supporting service for the population”, points out Wesley Batista Filho, CEO of JBS Brazil and president of Seara.
In addition, JBS has begun delivering a further 84 ambulances intended for 65 cities in 13 states, with an investment of R$ 16.2 million.