OPC supports renovation of hospital facility for COVID patients

Operadora Portuaria Centroamericana, through its Corporate Social Responsibility Program, is contributing to the renovation and equipping of two rooms for COVID-19 patients at the Puerto Cortés Hospital.  

At a cost of USD70,000, the project aims to strengthen the hospital’s handling of COVID cases by providing a safe facility to aid patient care and recovery.  OPC expects to complete the project in 45 days.

The project includes the construction of a recovery room with two bathrooms, two showers, 18 beds, and a work area for medical personnel.  The room will also be equipped with stretchers, air conditioners, oxygen tanks, humidifiers, and pressure gauges to support patients.

Other organizations have also stepped up to join OPC in this initiative, including the European Shipping Agency (ANAVE), Crowley Honduras, DACOTRANS de Centroamérica S. De RL, Fábrica de Ropa Montecarlo, Ferremas, Ferretería Monterroso, IPSA, Manuchar de Honduras, Seabord Honduras, ULTRACEM Honduras, and Uno Petrol.  Some organizations and individuals have also pitched in privately.

Supporting the health of Puerto Cortés’ community is one of OPC’s most important commitments since it started operations more than six years ago.  Honoring this commitment has never been more important because of the current health crisis.

Since the start of the pandemic, OPC has been adopting all the necessary biosecurity standards to safeguard employees.  The Company continues to provide important information and platforms for dialogue with employees, stakeholders, and the community to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19. 

Upon completion, this abandoned building will provide the Puerto Cortés Hospital with additional capacity for COVID patients. 
Renovation works to convert an abandoned building into a facility for COVID patients