As Bergamo, the city in Italy that has been worst hit by the coronavirus outbreak, struggles to deal with an endless flood of COVID-19 victims, two plastics companies have joined together to support the town’s efforts to cope.
One such effort involves the erection of temporary field hospital by the National Association of Italian Alpine Soldiers at the site of Bergamo’s trade fair.
RadiciGroup and Atalanta, both located in Bergamo, have announced that they will contribute by purchasing all the necessary oxygen supply equipment for 200 hospital beds for Covid-19 patients. The project is being coordinated by the Accademia del Tennis per la Solidarietà - the Academy of Sports for Solidarity - a charity association that had previously supplied the Bolognini hospital in Seriate, near Bergamo, with a mobile HR-CT.
That HR-CT was essential for diagnostic in-depth analyses for patients showing breathing problems related to the coronavirus. RadiciGroup and Atalanta, in addition to 13 other local companies supported that project, as well.
The new field hospital will help relieve some of the pressure on Bergamo’s hospitals, which are currently overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of patients requiring supportive treatment. In a joint statement, RadiciGroup and Atalanta said they decided to take part in this project because it embodies the ‘made in Bergamo’ spirit at its best.
“The Alpine soldiers, famous for their hard work, are one of the symbols of the Bergamo province, which traditionally values work. It is an initiative that comes from this territory destined to this territory, and for this reason we proudly want to be part of it.”