Between 25-27 May 2021, medical teams from the Xaisomboun Provincial Department of Health administered COVID-19 vaccinations to a number of PanAust’s Lao-registered company, Phu Bia Mining’s (PBM) workforce at its Phu Kham Copper-Gold and Ban Houayxai Gold-Silver Operations. Teams from the Province were supported by onsite PBM medical staff.
The Company followed the Ministry of Health’s vaccination requirements and protocols, enabling the COVID-19 vaccinations to be delivered in a safe, timely, orderly and verifiable manner. Members of the workforce who are vaccinated were also issued a Government vaccination green card with the details of the COVID-19 vaccination dose.
The vaccinations signalled the beginning of the Company’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program which supports the Government of Laos’ national vaccination program.
Additionally, earlier this month, PBM supported the Government’s national vaccination program and purchased 30,000 COVID-19 vaccination doses. This support was formalised at a presentation ceremony attended by Deputy Prime Minister Professor Dr Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune.