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Donors actively support COVID-19 Relief Fund and La Digue Hospital Fund

29 April 2021 | State House

The Office of the President has to date recorded overwhelming positive responses from donors contributing to the COVID-19 Relief Fund and the La Digue Hospital Fund. Both funds, initiated by President Wavel Ramkalawan, are in support of Government's efforts to implement the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme and to mitigate the spread of the virus in the country. Whilst the La Digue Hospital Fund was created to sustain local expenses being incurred by the project.

Numerous donors, both locally and from overseas, have positively responded to the call made by the President. The COVID-19 Relief Fund, managed by the Ministry of Finance has since its creation collected a total of SCR 78, 258, 764.17. As of 27 April 2021 the balance is SCR 50, 826, 847.50 SCR with various expenses incurred mostly in relation to Ministry of Health and other COVID-19 Public Health related expenditures.

The La Digue Hospital Fund, launched earlier this month (5 April 2021) has already accumulated a total of SCR 2,088,411.13 to date. Donors include the JJ Spirit Foundation which recently has donated the sum of 2 Million Seychelles Rupees to the fund. Other donations received include the sum of EUR 2990 from German Orthodontist, Mrs Magdelana Baska a regular visitor to La Digue island interested in offering her specialized dental services to La Digue and Seychelles. The fund has also recorded donations from other members of the community.  

President Ramkalawan has conveyed his sincere appreciation to the donors of both funds as this is a clear sign of their solidarity with Seychelles.

“On behalf of the Government, the people of Seychelles and on my own behalf, I wish to express my sincere gratitude for the generous contributions towards the COVID-19 Relief Fund and the La Digue Hospital Fund.  Your kind gesture will further strengthen the capacity of our health professionals, implement other actions leading to the mitigating of the spread of the virus in the country, as well as forge ahead with the project to build a modern Specialist Hospital on La Digue island. Thank you all, for being there for Seychelles during these challenging times” said President Ramkalawan.

Any organisation or individuals interested in making a contribution may do so. The details of the account are as follows:

Account Name: COVID-19 Relief Fund

Account Number: 14166

Account Currency: SCR (Seychelles Rupees)

Bank Name: Central Bank of Seychelles

IBAN: SCR24SSCB11010000000000014166SCR

 

Account Name: La Digue Hospital Fund

Account Number: 14179

Account Currency: SCR (Seychelles Rupees)

Bank Name: Central Bank of Seychelles

IBAN: SC53SSCB11010000000000014179SCR

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