Navy The Philippine Navy fleet reps receive the care bags donation from First Pacific and the MVP Group.

MVP Group provides health care essentials to medical frontliners

June 25, 2021 People's Tonight 441 views

GRATEFUL for the dedication and commitment of our heroic medical frontliners, the group of companies led by businessman Manuel V Pangilinan is providing health care essentials in a bag to help sustain them in their continuing battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The MVP Group foundations and hospitals, led by the PLDT-Smart Foundation (PSF) and the Makati Medical Center Foundation (MMCF) are distributing some 3,500 care bags to frontliners in 36 hospitals and healthcare facilities in the National Capital Region and surrounding cities and towns. Each care bag contains a pulse oximeter; a box of ascorbic acid vitamin tablets, face mask and face shield.

“Our medical frontliners are truly our great heroes in these difficult times of the pandemic. We cannot thank them enough for their tremendous sacrifices in saving the lives of COVID patients,” said PSF President Ma. Esther O. Santos. “We hope that these care bags will help them in their daily battle with the virus and encourage them to care for themselves and to keep safe always,” she added.

This initiative is part of the donation drive of First Pacific’s 40th anniversary celebration, and was done with the help of Asian Hospital, Cardinal Santos Hospital, Maynilad, Metro Pacific Investments Foundation and One Meralco Foundation.

One of the beneficiaries of the care bags is the Pasay City General Hospital (PCGH), a COVID referral facility. Dr. Lou Lupisan-Ocampo of PCGH thanks the MVP Group for the donation. “On behalf of PCGH employees and staff, our sincerest gratitude for the 40 gift packs,” said Lupisan-Ocampo. “These will be very useful to us, to keep us safe and healthy with our daily tasks, being a COVID referral hospital. Your token will further boost our morale to be of service. God bless you more.”

Other beneficiaries include Hope Alive Clinic; Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital; Archdiocese of Manila Healthcare Ministry; Archdiocese of Manila PWD Ministry; and Integrated Midwife Association of the Philippines.

Care bags are also provisioned for the Philippine Navy, the Armed Forces of the Philippines Peacekeeping Operation Center inTarlac, and the Philippine Air Force _15TH Strike Wing.

Beneficiaries likewise include frontliners from government hospitals, such as Ospital ng Muntinlupa; Las Pinas General Hospital and Satellite Trauma Center; Ospital ng Paranaque; Bacoor District Hospital; Cavite Medical Center; Navotas City Hospital; Ospital ng Malabon; Rosario Maclang; Valenzuela City Emergency Hospital; Ospital ng Maynila; Philippine Orthopedic Center – Quezon City; Ospital ng Makati; San Juan Vaccine Group; Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center; Cainta Municipal Hospital; Research Institute for Tropical Medicine; Tagaytay Medical Center; Quezon City General Hospital; Ospital ng Sampaloc; and Sta. Ana Hospital.