SM Group to give ₱100-million and 20,000 COVID-19 tests to gov’t hospitals
SM Group has joined the fight against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) by allocating funds to be used for government hospitals.
In a statement, SM Prime’s President Hans Sy that the company will give ₱100 million towards COVID-19 outbreak support to Philippine General Hospital (PGH), Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), and other government hospitals.
“To ensure the safety of medical front liners, SM is bringing in personal protective equipment (PPE) – face masks, gowns, visors, hoods, gloves, and shoe covers, as well as urgent medical supplies to help government hospitals who badly need them,” said Sy.
Assistance has also been extended to PGH and RITM for their urgent needs and for improving their laboratory testing capacity.
SM has also allocated PPEs and medical supplies to the UP Medical Foundation Inc. to reach a wider network of hospitals.
To improve the availability of tests, SM has reached out to Manila Healthtek Inc. to distribute 20,000 tests for free to government hospitals, once approved for use. (Photo from SM Mall of Asia page)