Enel Chile delivers equipment to the University of Chile Clinical Hospital to support the fight against Coronavirus

Published on Monday, 25 May 2020

  • The electric company's contribution consists of four intensive care monitors and 150,000 face masks for medical staff. The donation is made as part of the “Codo a Codo” campaign, carried out by Enel Chile along with the municipal governments and medical institutions for the purpose of providing healthcare supplies to different sectors.


Santiago, May 25, 2020. With the goal of supporting the healthcare teams and patients being treated at the University of Chile Clinical Hospital, and to collaborate in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Enel Chile donated four intensive care monitors, two of which are multi-parameter and can measure heart rate, temperature, blood pressure and oxygen saturation, which is essential for intensive care unit beds. The other two monitors are for transport and will facilitate the transportation of patients while taking all the necessary precautions. Along with the monitors, Enel Chile provided 100,000 surgical face masks and 50,000 KN95 face masks for over 4,000 employees who work at the university hospital.

In difficult times, disinterested collaboration is the best tool in the face of adversity. If we support each other, we will all be better off. And just as the University of Chile Clinical Hospital helps hundreds of patients and their families to get better, here at Enel Chile we also want to contribute our grain of salt in support of their selfless work,” reports Enel Chile’s president, Herman Chadwick.

Dr. Graciela Rojas from the U. of Chile Clinical Hospital thanked Enel Chile for its donation. “As a hospital, we have made an enormous effort to best respond to this healthcare crisis. These types of donations hold great significance, both materially and emotionally. We deeply value the donation made by Enel to our Clinical Hospital, and it will certainly be of great benefit to our community, all of whom are giving it their all in this complex scenario we are facing as a country.”

The contribution made to the University of Chile Clinical Hospital is part of the “Codo a Codo” campaign (in English, “elbow to elbow”), led by Enel Chile in conjunction with municipal governments, hospitals and organizations that are dedicating their efforts every day to fighting COVID-19. Its goal is to assist the most vulnerable population in the face of the health emergency, through concrete and timely actions to meet basic healthcare needs.