15.09.2020

IPTO supports the islands by donating chambers for aircraft to the National Emergency Center

IPTO donated to the National Emergency Center three portable isolation chambers for air and sea transport of patients suffering from infectious diseases.

The Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO) remains on the side of the Greek society in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic with a new donation to the National Health System. In a sign of solidarity to the islands, IPTO donated to the National Emergency Center three portable negative pressure chambers for the air and sea transport of patients with infectious diseases, with the aim of maximizing the protection of the islands in the midst of the spread of the disease.

 

The Operator procured the special high-strength "capsules" from a specialized Norwegian company and delivered them to National Emergency Center at the beginning of the summer. The donation includes training of National Emergency Center’s crews by the supplier.

 

The Chairman and CEO of IPTO, Mr. Manos Manousakis stated: “IPTO contributes to the improvement of the quality of life of the inhabitants of the island country with the electrical interconnections implemented. By donating the isolation chambers for aircraft, the Operator also supports the islanders in the fight against the pandemic crisis that threatens the economies, but primarily the health of the inhabitants and visitors of our islands. The Company will continue to support the public health system actively until the threat we face is definitively over. “  

 

The President of the National Emergency Center, Mr. Nikolaos Papaefstathiou, stated about: “We express our warm gratitude for the important donation of the Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO), regarding the initiative undertaken to immediately meet the basic needs of the National Emergency Center and specifically of the Department of Air Transport, of portable negative pressure chambers especially for the air and sea transport of patients with infectious diseases. For us, any such commendable act of altruism and sensitivity, such as that of IPTO, is another link in the chain of our efforts - often under difficult technical and financial conditions - to optimize the service of all people in need of emergency pre-hospital care and especially of the residents and visitors of our islands“.