Naturgy supplies, from today Monday, free gas to the Ifema fairgrounds that the Community of Madrid, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Military Emergency Unit (UME) have transformed into the largest hospital in Spain in order to become in the great retaining wall against the Coronavirus.
Francisco Reynés, president of Naturgy, has indicated that “all help is necessary and every effort by Naturgy to ensure the supply to critical facilities like Ifema, giving them free electricity and gas, is also assured. We will not stop.”
Ifema, converted into a health center, is now designed to house 5,500 beds and has been remodeled in a matter of days as a field hospital, becoming an emblematic space in Madrid, the epicenter of the coronavirus at the moment.
The one renamed “Noah’s Ark” already has pavilions 5, 7 and 9 as a shelter for the sick of the entire community infected by Covid-19. The company provides free gas supply in all pavilions arranged for this purpose. In addition, it has prepared extensive technical means for any emergency that may arise and teams of specialists in 24/7 care if necessary.
On the other hand, Naturgy “does not cease in its efforts to identify medicalized hotels and offer all of them the free energy they may need.” Thus, a total of 18 hotels have already joined the initiative launched by Naturgy last day 20 to have a guaranteed and free energy supply, after handing over its facilities to public health to deal with the coronavirus. Others will join as they request it from Naturgy.
Naturgy’s Director of Customers and Markets, José Luis Gil, explained that “the response to this initiative demonstrates the need for this type of measure in exceptional situations such as those in which we live. All large companies must be responsible to society by contributing to our efforts and operational capacity. ” .