Siemens Portugal donated two scanners for pulmonary and cardiac ultrasound scanning to the National Health Service (SNS) as a means of diagnosis and monitoring of COVID-19 patients, especially patients admitted to intensive care units. While already vital in any unit of the national health services given that they are uniquely suited to the needs during the pandemic, these ultrasound scanners will play a relevant role in the post-COVID stages, allowing the monitoring of patients' health status, continuity of their care and, eventually, their recovery. The SNS has allocated the equipment to Santo André Hospital, which is part of Leiria District Hospital, and to Tâmega e Sousa Hospital Center, which covers Penafiel and Amarante.
Between March and July of this year, and within the scope of its corporate responsibility activities, Siemens Portugal has supported a number of entities by way of different donations. Such as setting up two field hospitals, and delivering about 100 computers to associations and schools to support remote learning and screening centers so that they can record the information collected. Or automation equipment donated for a ventilator research project, 17 fire detection equipment systems for an hospital in the north of the country, and a total of 2000 meals for 25 families, who live in the municipality of Amadora, where Siemens has its headquarters.