AC Health Gives N95 Masks to Key Public Hospitals
Heeding the call from public health institutions running low on personal protective equipment (PPE), AC Health, through Ayala Foundation, has started the distribution of N95 masks for use of key hospitals in Manila, Quezon City, and other locations.
More than 10,000 N95 masks were distributed directly or through DOH channels to different health institutions, as well as to partner institutions that serve communities outside Metro Manila yesterday.
The Philippine General Hospital (PGH), San Lazaro Hospital, East Avenue Medical Center, Lung Center of the Philippines, Philippine Heart Center, National Kidney and Transplant Institute, Philippine Children’s Medical Center, Quezon City General Hospital, Quirino Medical Center, Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center, and Ospital ng Maynila in the City of Manila; and the Research Institute of Tropical Medicine in Muntinlupa City were among the recipients of the much needed protective resource.
Dr. Rontgene Solante, Infectious Disease Specialist and Chair of the Adult Infectious Disease and Tropical Medicine division of the San Lazaro Hospital, one of the top frontline institutions in the fight against Covid 19, acknowledged that the donation will be a big help to a lot of frontliners.
“In behalf of the San Lazaro Hospital, my sincere and heartfelt thanks for the N95 masks donated through Ayala Foundation,” Dr. Solante said. The San Lazaro Hospital, in particular, currently takes care of 18 Covid patients.
“Amidst the challenges of this COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important for us to support our medical professionals and frontliners,” said Paolo Borromeo, President & CEO of AC Health. He also added that all Healthway mall-based clinics and FamilyDOC community clinics will remain open to serve the public. Generika pharmacies will likewise continue to be operational to provide access to medicines and supplements.
The Ayala group continues to reach out to the Department of Health for possible assistance that may be extended to health institutions on the front line of the fight against COVID-19. The DOH is the lead agency of the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force.