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Prudential Thailand and Eastspring Investments finish respiratory treatment unit construction at Priest Hospital to support Thailand’s fight against COVID-19

Bangkok, Thailand, 29 July 2021 - Prudential Life Assurance (Thailand) Public Company Limited (“Prudential Thailand”) and Eastspring Investments, a leading Asia-based asset manager, have donated funds to support the construction of an Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) and Tuberculosis (TB) Clinic at Priest Hospital.

A donation amounted more than 5 million Baht was used to support the construction of Airborne Infection Isolation Room and ARI Clinics at four hospitals; namely 1) Golden Jubilee Medical Center, 2) Vajira Hospital, 3) Hatyai Hospital, and 4) Priest Hospital. The donation was part of the Prudential COVID-19 Relief Fund, which had been distributed among Prudential’s markets in Asia, Africa and the US to support charitable and community projects tackling the immediate impact of the pandemic and its social and economic consequences.

Robin Spencer, Chief Executive Officer of Prudential Thailand, said, "We are committed to protecting the health of Thai people and the local communities, especially frontline medical workers who keep us safe during these challenging times. Respiratory treatment facilities are currently in high demand to help fight the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

"Our latest donation will play a part in helping the country fight against the pandemic outbreak. This is in line with Prudential’s purpose to help Thai people get the most out of life by safeguarding their health. We take great pride in supporting the construction of these treatment facilities that help support medical personnel who are on the front line in the fight to save lives."

AIIR and ARI Clinic rooms are designed to provide treatment for patients with respiratory diseases, such as COVID-19.

Each facility consists of screening, examination, and sample collection areas as well as a positive and a negative pressure. This helps isolate patients from others, helping control any potential community spread and protecting medical professionals, during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The construction is supported by CPAC using its Green Construction solutions and CPAC BIM digital construction technology for the highest safety of medical professionals.

ABOUT PRUDENTIAL IN THAILAND

Prudential has operated in Thailand for more than 25 years through Prudential Life Assurance (Thailand) Public Company Limited. Prudential serves more than 1.6 million customers in Thailand and manages more than Thai Baht 112 billion of assets on their behalf. In 2020 the Thailand business grew IFRS operating profits by 23 per cent to USD 203 million and Life Weighted Premium by 8 per cent to USD 667 million. (31 December 2020 figures).

 

ABOUT EASTSPRING INVESTMENTS 

Eastspring Investments is a leading Asia-based asset manager that manages over USD 220 billion (as at 30 June 2020) of assets on behalf of institutional and retail clients. Operating in Asia since 1994, Eastspring Investments is the Asian asset management business of Prudential plc, an international financial services group, and has one of the widest footprints across the region*. We provide investment solutions across a broad range of asset classes including equities, fixed income, multi asset, quantitative strategies and alternatives and are committed to delivering high quality investment outcomes for our clients over the long term. Eastspring Investments is a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), a voluntary program which encourages best practice in environmental, social and corporate governance issues. For more information on Eastspring Investments, please visit: www.eastspring.com

*Eastspring Investments (excluding JV companies) companies are ultimately wholly-owned / indirect subsidiaries / associates of Prudential plc of the United Kingdom. Eastspring Investments companies (including JV's) and Prudential plc are not affiliated in any manner with Prudential Financial, Inc., a company whose principal place of business is in the United States of America.