Phnom Penh: Oak Sourcing & Logistics (OSL), a U.S.-based supply, outsourcing, and logistics company, today announced it has donated over 2 million medical gowns to the Kingdom of Cambodia.
These donations come as COVID-19 cases spike across Cambodia. As of July 1, 2021,
the country of more than 15 million people is currently experiencing in excess of 900
cases per day, including over 76,000 total cases and 1,375 deaths as of July 30, 2021.
This spike comes following the country’s successful efforts through January 1, 2021,
which was one year following the first reported case, resulted in only 400 total cases
and zero deaths.
“We’re pleased to donate these much-needed and vital personal protective equipment (PPE) to the country of Cambodia as they struggle with rising cases and increased serious illnesses and deaths,” said Matthew Sandvig, an OSL Managing Member. “These gowns will provide hospitals and medical clinics around Cambodia increased safety for health care professionals in their ongoing efforts against the COVID-19 virus.”
In 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, OSL purchased millions of medical
gowns. The demand for these medical gowns far exceeded the supply at the time. Throughout 2020, OSL continued to procure these medical gowns to meet the ongoing demand. Eventually, though the demand for all PPE in the U.S. waned and OSL was left with an unused inventory of medical gowns.
Dr. Sou Syphanna, Chief Executive Officer of Samdech Techo Volunteer Youth Doctor
Association (TYDA), has expressed an appreciation to OSL for donating the PPE to Cambodia in the time of need during the combat against COVID-19. “We are extremely grateful to Oak Sourcing & Logistics for their generous donation to our country as we continue our battle against the COVID-19 virus. We would also like to acknowledge the substantial and invaluable assistance provided to us by Ms. Chhim Kolab, Director of Business Development for Sage Capital Corp., Ltd., without whose efforts this opportunity would not have been possible,” he said. “These gowns will not only help us better treat our citizens who are currently suffering from the continued spread of this virus but also protect our health care professionals as they administer vaccines to our people.”
TYDA was established in Cambodia with three main purposes: 1) cooperating with the
national institutions, particularly the Ministry of Health, with a view to providing public
health services to people free of charge regardless of race, color, or political affiliation; 2)
supporting the Royal Government’s effort in reducing poverty by providing domiciliary health services and other activities to the poor, especially the poor who live in rural areas; and 3) providing training and human resources to the health sector, including opportunities for volunteer medical students and youth to contribute to charitable causes in the society.
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