Agility to procure COVID-19 supplies

Agility has reported first-half earnings, with its EBITDA declining by 20.1% Y-o-Y, to KD75.8m; while net revenue dropped by 3.7% to KD243.6m and its net profit decreasing by 61.3% to KD16.2.

Agility has launched a new medical supply chain subsidiary company called Global Response Aid (GRA), based in Dubai. The company will procure certified diagnostic, testing and protective products and offer services such as a contact-tracing app and mobile testing used in the detection, treatment and prevention of COVID-19.

GRA works directly with global manufacturers to source safe, effective products for governments, health authorities and public institutions; frontline medical facilities such as hospitals and clinics; non-government organisations involved in the COVID-19 fight; and companies looking to safeguard their workers and workplaces.

GRA-sourced products include top-quality ventilators, thermal detection equipment, thermometers, masks, goggles, protective suits, cleaning and sanitation supplies, and new point-of-care test kits that can take pressure off hospital emergency rooms.

A mobile phone app developed by GRA helps stop the spread of the virus through community-driven contact tracing and alerts. The app offers users the ability to record, time stamp, and geo-reference test results.

GRA also is deploying Mobile Diagnostic Testing Vehicles and trained teams that can perform COVID-19 testing safely on-site at schools and workplaces.

Source: Agility

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