PLDT-Smart Foundation has turned over face masks and various PPE for frontline health workers
With the nation’s continuous fight against COVID-19, health workers, who are at the frontlines, received fresh support in the form of protection gears like face masks and other personal protective equipments (PPEs). Over 50,0000 face masks and other PPEs were donated by the PLDT-Smart Foundation to various hospitals in Metro Manila.
The Philippine General Hospital, which is one of the COVID referral hospitals in the country, received 20,000 surgical masks for their frontline health workers from PLDT and PSF.
Several hospitals and government response teams also received 50 hazmat suits each from PSF with the assistance of the Makati Medical Center Foundation. This includes the Rizal Medical Center, Philippine Heart Center, Lung Center of the Philippines, National Kidney and Transplant Institute, East Avenue Medical Center, Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital and the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
“We are one with our frontline health workers in fighting this pandemic. All our efforts are focused on equipping them with the resources they need to protect and nourish them as they combat this virus,” said PLDT-Smart Foundation President Esther Santos.
ZTE Corporation also recently turned over 10,000 surgical face masks to PSF as part of this effort. These will be distributed to hospitals in Metro Manila for the country’s frontline health workers. Another recipient is St. Arnold Janssen Kalinga, a missionary center that provides care for homeless individuals in Metro Manila. They received reusable face masks and sacks of rice from the foundation. Moreover, the frontline checkpoint officers from the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) were also provided with reusable face masks and Ascorbic Acid from PSF.