The PPE sets consisting of hazardous material suits, face shields, N95 masks, gloves, and shoe covers will be distributed to select hospitals treating a high number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. These are: Dr Jose Rodriguez Memorial Hospital (Caloocan City); Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center (City of Manila); Ospital ng Makati (Makati City); National Center for Mental Health, (Mandaluyong City); Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (Muntinlupa City); San Juan de Dios Hospital (Pasay City); East Avenue Medical Center, Philippine Heart Center, Philippine National Police (PNP) General Hospital, Victoriano Luna General Hospital and Veterans Memorial Medical Center (all in Quezon City); General Emilio Aguinaldo Hospital (Trece Martires, Cavite); and Northern Mindanao Medical Center (Cagayan de Oro City). A total of 12,000 sets of PPEs will be distributed to the hospitals.
An initial P5.07 million worth of PPEs were turned over to the Manila Doctors Hospital, the healthcare arm of MBFI, and another P5.07 million to the Philippine General Hospital, Lung Center of the Philippines, and six district hospitals in the City of Manila. Likewise, the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police received additional masks and gloves amounting to P1.84 million for the use of their frontliners.
The donation is part of the P200 million pledge by Metrobank and GT Capital Holdings Group to fund and support efforts to combat the pandemic and help those in need. The amount was allocated for the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPEs) to benefit healthcare and security frontliners; support for the production of testing kits through the UP National Institutes of Health; ‘Project Ugnayan’ led by the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation; distribution of meals and food packs to underprivileged families; set-up of a molecular laboratory for the testing of cases through the Philippine Red Cross; and project ARK (Antibody Rapid test Kits) of GoNegosyo (Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship Foundation).
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