outbrain
Close  

Robredo raised P36.2M; bought, distributed over 30, 400 PPEs so far

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 01:05 PM March 28, 2020
Vice President Leni Robredo oversees the preparation of personal protective equipment (PPE) sets that will be delivered to another batch of hospitals on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. PHOTO FROM OVP

Vice President Leni Robredo oversees the preparation of personal protective equipment (PPE) sets that will be delivered to another batch of hospitals on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. PHOTO FROM OVP

MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo has so far raised P36.2 million since her office launched its donation drive for the procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical frontliners.

Robredo enumerated in a statement Saturday the sources of the amount that have enabled the Office of the Vice President (OVP) to distribute 30,450 PPEs for 2,030 health workers in 93 communities and hospitals.

ADVERTISEMENT

Health workers such as doctors and nurses have been at the frontlines of the global fight against the highly-infectious COVID-19.

“Mula ito sa pinagsamang 5.9 million pesos na iniambag ng Office of the Vice President at ang higit 30.2 million pesos na nakalap mula sa donation drive na sinimulan ng ating Angat Buhay partner, ang Kaya Natin. Nakalaan ang halagang ito para makabili ng personal protective equipment at iba pang pangangailangan para sa ating mga frontliners,” Vice President Leni Robredo said in a statement.

FEATURED STORIES

(This amount was the combined P5.9 million that was contributed by Office of the Vice President and the more than P30.2 million raised from the donation drive that was started by our Angat Buhay partner, the Kaya Natin. This money is allocated to purchase personal protective equipment and other needs of our frontliners.)

READ: VP Robredo’s office distributes PPE to Manila hospitals

Apart from this, OVP said it is also set to distribute workers’ protective suits in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

Robredo then revealed that OVP continues to receive requests from communities and hospitals for PPEs.

KGA

For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link .

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: 2019-nCoV, China, Coronavirus, COVID-19, DoH, Health, Leni Robredo, Local news, lockdown, Luzon, Nation, national news, NcoV, nCoV update, news, novel coronavirus, Outbreak, OVP, pandemic, personal protective equipment, Philippine news updates, Philippines, PPE, Quarantine, State of Calamity, Vice President, Virus, Wuhan
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.