KMG International, through its subsidiary Rompetrol Bulgaria, made a donation of 10,000 liters of fuel to all Bulgarian authorities involved in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. In Romania, the company continues helping the healthcare system.
The donation is coordinated by the National Union of Municipalities of Bulgaria, and the fuel will be sent in more than 20 localities throughout the country, such as Varna, Burgas, Plovdiv, Ruse or Stara Zagora.
“KMG International is involved and supports the authorities to minimize the effects of the pandemic in all affected countries where Rompetrol brand is present. Now, when social distance has become a norm, we need to stay together in solidarity, and support all public endeavors to overcome the situation generated by COVID-19,” says Ivaylo Trendafilov, General Manager of Rompetrol Bulgaria.
Rompetrol Bulgaria’s gas stations continue to operate under enhanced security measures. In the context of the rapid development of coronavirus, the company’s top priority is to ensure the protection and security of its employees and their families, as well as full support and preventative measures for all associates and clients using Rompetrol products and services. The actions already implemented are correlated with the decision-making of authorities, and Rompetrol Bulgaria complies with all the recommendations that go beyond the existing ones and will comply with all the measures that will be announced regarding the evolution of the situation.
In Rompetrol stations, a strict program was implemented: each hour, for hygiene / disinfection of the direct contact surfaces: handles of all the doors of the station, the service tables in the shop / terrace, the counter from the cash registers, the tables for coffee preparation, the outside parts of the gastro windows, keypads, car wash and vacuum system buttons, air / water installation buttons, pump preset buttons, pump card reader buttons (orts), fuel piston handles, other equipment where the client / employee comes into direct contact. The floor of the store is cleaned / washed at least four times a day (24 hours).
Help for the Romanian health system
Rompetrol – KMG International also continues to support the Romanian health system in the context of the COVID19 pandemic by donating fuel for emergency medical transport, financing research and purchasing equipment, test kits and medical supplies for the medical units in the communities where we operate.
“Crises are a test of solidarity and social responsibility, both for the civil society and for companies. During this vulnerable time that concerns us all, we have decided to support the public health system together with our partners from Fundația pentru SMURD, by purchasing 2,500 testing kits for COVID-19, but also by supporting the National Institute for Medical-Military Development Research “Cantacuzino” in its research on the typology of virus circulating in Romania. Moreover, we want to take care of our communities in Constanța and Prahova, which is why we will donate both fuel and medical supplies to local medical institutions,” Alexey Golovin, Chief, Legal and Corporate Affairs.
“The activity of our foundation is meant to support the efforts made by the Romanian authorities in the fight against the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The involvement of everyone, both at individual and collective level, is vital, and the support provided by our long-time partner Rompetrol is equally important, as we are able to continue testing and researching this virus, so that together we can be successfully overcome this difficult period,” Raed Arafat, President, Fundatia pentru SMURD.
Together with Fundatia pentru SMURD, a partnership of more than 10 years, the company will support the health care system with 2500 PCR tests (SuperScript III Platinum One-Step qRT-PCR), but also the activity of the National Institute for Medical-Military Development “Cantacuzino” with the reagents needed to develop the method for identifying the type of COVID-19 virus present in Romania (the genome analysis necessary to identify the national specificity and potential genetic mutations).
Rompetrol communities from Constanta and Prahova, represent a priority for the company, so it will offer support during this difficult situation. Through our partnership with the Daruieste Aripi association, the company is donating 37,000 litres of fuel to the Constanta Ambulance Service, which will be used to provide emergency assistance, medical transport and emergency consultations
In Prahova county, through Rompetrol Well Services, member of KMG International Group, it will support the Emergency County Hospital of Ploiesti with the purchase of equipment for the implementation of Real Time PCR technique, which will facilitate fast testing of patients at local level, medical protective equipment for the hospital units in the region. Currently, testing kits are sent to Matei Balș Institute for analysis, while testing can take up to 2-3 days. The new technique will provide results for testing in 2-3 hours.
Moreover, the partnership with the Dăruiește Aripi association is meant to support the medical staff from Prahova and Constanța counties, the people who are most vulnerable in this fight and whose constant effort to diminish the effects of this pandemic is utterly important. The association maintains permanent contact with the doctors and the entire healthcare personnel from regional hospitals, in order to help them and to make their work easier.