SM donates PPEs, medical supplies to over 50 hospitals nationwide

SM donates PPEs and medical supplies for health workers.

SM distributed over P170 million worth of personal protective equipment (PPEs) and medical supplies to over 50 hospitals nationwide. The donation made through SM Foundation has surpassed its initial allocation of P100 million.

Through SM Foundation, SM is donating over PhP 170 million towards the fight against COVID-19, surpassing its initial allocation of PhP 100 million.

The initiative is to help ensure that healthcare workers in hospitals nationwide are armored with PPEs – full protective suits (including for ICU use), face shields, gloves, N95 masks, surgical masks, goggles, and including raincoats as requested by some hospitals as back-up alternatives.

Testing is made more widely available, by supporting and donating the local Manila Healthtek test kits developed by the UP-NIH team (upon the approval of Department of Health), providing the testing needs of RITM, and donating FDA-approved PCR kits sourced from Korea, and by providing ICU-grade ventilators to help hospitals manage patients with severe cases.

Dr. Gam Legaspi, Exec Director of PGH, receiving the first batch of ICU-grade ventilators.
Dr. Gam Legaspi, Executive Director of Philippine General Hospital, receives the first batch of ICU-grade ventilators.

Among the hospitals that received PPE donations as of March 27, 2020 are University of the Philippines PGH, Lung Center of the Philippines, Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital and major Government hospitals like Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), National Kidney and Transplant Institute, San Lazaro Hospital, East Avenue Medical Center, Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center, Philippine Heart Center, National Children’s Hospital and Rizal Medical Center.

Other hospitals include Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital, Chinese General Hospital, University of the East Ramon Magsaysay (UERM) Memorial Medical Center, Manila Doctors Hospital, University of Sto. Tomas Hospital, Makati Medical Center, The Medical City, Ospital mg Muntinlupa, and more.

PPEs and medical equipment arrive for SM Foundation on chartered aircraft via Airspeed Logistics.
PPEs and medical equipment arrive for SM Foundation on chartered aircraft via Airspeed Logistics.

Several shipments of PPEs are also on their way to provincial hospitals nationwide, including Rizal, Pampanga, Bataan, Quezon, Pangasinan, Catanduanes, Cebu, Iloilo, Samar, Tacloban, Surigao del Sur, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Marawi, Zamboanga, and more.

SM has committed to be of service to the Filipino public, its hospitals, and its government, in ensuring that we all contain and overcome the COVID-19 crisis together.

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