Emergency doctor system in Mexico
Helping to ensure our employees got medical help during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico.
Smurfit Kappa Atlas was the first of our sites in Mexico to be impacted by COVID-19.
As the national health system was overloaded, the corrugated plant ensured that all its employees would get the best chance for treatment and recovery. In collaboration with the local Labour Union, an Emergency Doctor system was established. Seven Red Cross doctors were hired to treat our people either through home visits or telephone calls, providing tests, medicine and care.
The system worked so well that it was copied at our other sites throughout Mexico.