In an attempt to help Government mitigate the impact of the corona virus pandemic Peugeot Citroën South Africa has extended their support by providing vehicles to be used by the Gauteng Health Department during this lockdown period.
The vehicles will be used by the tracing teams and teams carrying out mass screening and testing activations in the townships and informal settlements.
Receiving the keys to the vehicles, Gauteng MEC of Health, Bandile Masuku said:
“We are very grateful for the partnership with Peugeot and Citroën South Africa.”
“These cars will make a meaningful impact to help flatten the curve of Covid-19 by providing mobility for the Health workers as they move forward in a more aggressive approach to testing and screening on the ground.”
“Our Health workers are doing such an heroic job, at great risk, to stem the disease from spreading and PCSA’s generous provision of these vehicles will provide vital support in this battle.”
MD of Peugeot CitroënSouth Africa Leslie Ramsoomar said: ‘The company remains mobilised at all levels. “We wanted to be an active player in curbing the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and help relieve the massive strain placed on the medical resources”.
‘They are the heartbeat of our community and we want to help them as much as we can, so they can travel safely. There is no better way of doing this than offering our under-utilised cars to provide mobility to medical workers’
“We are happy to assist the Government in taking the necessary steps to alleviate this pandemic so that we can all go about our daily lives as quickly as possible with least loss of life.” Leslie added.
The French Chamber and Peugeot Citroen (SA) donated 6 vehicles on the 10thof April 2020.
The vehicles where received by MEC Dr Bandile Masuku together with HOD Prof M Lukhele on behalf of the Gauteng Department of Health.
The vehicles where donated as a form of support to the Gauteng Department of Health in the fight against COVID-19, with the aim of building a patient centred, clinical-led and stakeholder driven health system.