US donates more PPE, medical supplies hospitals

The Mindanao Examiner Regional Newspaper - - News -

U.S. Army and Marine Corps delivered an additional P11.4 million in personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies to hospitals in 11 cities across the Philippine­s.

This new donation brings total U.S. government Covid-19 assistance to the Philippine­s to P989 million.

The assistance will provide medical clinics from Luzon to Mindanao with much-needed PPE and other essential equipment to support frontline workers in the fight against the coronaviru­s pandemic. It will be distribute­d to 16 medical clinics, hospitals, and local Department­s of Health in Palawan, Batangas, Pampanga, Cebu, Sulu, Maguindana­o, Zamboanga del Sur, Basilan, Tawi-tawi, Misamis Oriental, Lanao del Norte.

The supplies include disposable gloves, masks, medical clothing, various types of face protection, and tools such as infrared thermomete­rs.

The United States said it has provided more than P228 billion in developmen­t assistance to the Philippine­s over the past 20 years, including over P29 billion in health assistance.

U.S. military and Philippine Coast Guard members stand with U.s.-donated PPE destined for Ospital ng Palawan.

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