Mindanao Times

Firm donates critical medical supplies to COVID-19 frontliner­s nationwide


ABOITIZ Group immediatel­y mobilized its resources and donated critically-needed medical supplies and resources for health and security workers across the country amid the ongoing Coronaviru­s Disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis.

“The Aboitiz Group is one with the government and our brave medical and security frontliner­s who are working hard to defeat COVID-19. We are committed to supporting the COVID-19 frontliner­s for the long term. Rest assured, we will continue to find ways to help our fellow Filipinos whose health and lives are at risk due to this pandemic,” said Sabin M. Aboitiz, Aboitiz Group president and chief executive officer.

On March 18, N95 masks were turned over to the Department of Health (5,000 masks) and to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (700 masks).

Outside Metro Manila, the Aboitiz Group aims to send surgical gloves, infrared thermomete­rs, folding beds, nitrate and latex gloves, N95 masks, laboratory and disposable goggles, personal protective equipment (PPE) gowns, and tents.

A portion of these will be turned over to security checkpoint­s of the Philippine Army and Philippine National Police and to local government­s in Cebu, Davao, Iligan City, Capas, Tarlac and other parts of Luzon. These checkpoint­s are manned by personnel whose health is also at risk as they work during the national state of calamity due to COVID-19.

N95 masks that will aid frontliner­s as they perform their duties amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Aboitiz food business unit Pilmico will also donate, through the Aboitiz

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