COLGATE Palmolive Fiji Limited on Friday donated personal hygiene products worth $80,000 to be distributed to flood victims.
Company representative Romil Narayan said personal hygiene is important in times like this and he hopes the donation would assist toward that.
“Our donation is to ensure victims’ health are protected,” he said.
He said the company’s general manager Nicholas Ryan and his staff are hopeful their donation would provide some form of relief and aid to the victims’ recovery.
“We sympathise with those affected by the recent flood,” Mr Narayan quoted his general manager as saying.
“It is our pleasure and we are happy to assist.”
Mr Narayan said the donation was made under their company’s community hand-washing “Clean Hands Good Health.”
“We must ensure and remind everyone (citizens) to continue to exercise good hygiene practices.
“It is vital for everyone to always wash hands with soap and water as well as to boil all drinking water.
“Such basic acts can help save lives by preventing an outbreak of water-borne diseases which is quite prevalent in the event of flooding,” Mr Narayan stressed.
Meanwhile, Dr Ellison Vane, head of the community dental service, thanked Colgate Palmolive Ltd for the kind donation.
He said that Palmolive Ltd has supported the Ministry of Health especially dental division to promote personal hygiene.
“We must ensure that everyone’s health is protected,” Dr Vane said.
The donations consist of 75 cartoons of protex soap, 21 cartoon of Colgate and 25 cartoon of toothpaste.
The products will be distributed by Red Cross to the evacuation centres.
By STEPHEN DIISANGO