NGCP donates PhP 2 Million medical facility for frontliners
Power transmission grid operator NGCP continues to extend COVID-19 response assistance as it formally turns over donning and doffing chambers for medical frontliners at East Avenue Medical Center and National Kidney and Transplant Institute.
Worth over PhP 2 Million, the prefabricated facility, constructed from four (4) container vans, is equipped with sanitation facilities and changing rooms where healthcare workers can safely put on and take off personal protective equipment (PPE) before and after their shifts.
Besides these hospitals, NGCP is also set to turn over two other donning and doffing chambers to Rizal Medical Center and Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital. Isolation rooms were also completed and will be turned over to Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center.
“Healthcare workers have been at the frontline since the beginning of our fight against COVID-19. NGCP saw the challenges and sacrifices of medical frontliners, at great risk to themselves. We were inspired by this spirit and wanted to ensure their health and safety as they cared for all of us. The donning and doffing rooms will help mitigate the risk of infection among our health workers,” said NGCP.
In 2020, NGCP donated ambulances, mechanical ventilators, RT-PCR machines, and other medical equipment to key hospitals around the country, as well as medical supplies to more than 300 hospitals and city/municipal/rural health units.
“We welcome the easing of restrictions and our transition from a pandemic response to an endemic one. These facilities will contribute greatly towards that effort. Our health workers will be ensured of safe and secure facilities from which they can continue their good work in battling sporadic infection surges of COVID-19, and other infectious diseases that may come. NGCP is honored to be part of this,” the company said.
These donations are part of NGCP’s PhP 1 Billion donation to the Filipino people in response to the government’s call for assistance from the private sector to help respond to the public’s needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
NGCP’s PhP 1 Billion donation also includes a PhP 500 Million donation of grocery packs to 1,028 LGUs around the country, testing kits and testing booths to several LGUs, a PhP 10 Million donation to Project Ark, PhP 10 Million donation to Kaya Natin, and a PhP 5 Million donation to Project Ugnayan.
NGCP is a Filipino-led, privately owned company in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s power grid, led by majority shareholders and Vice Chairman of the Board Henry Sy, Jr. and Co-Vice Chairman Robert Coyiuto, Jr. It is the sole operating asset of Synergy Grid and Development Philippines, Inc.##