A record P36M in cash donations for the benefit of health workers and frontliners in 11 medical institutions nationwide was successfully raised by 491,821 loyal Globe customers through their Globe Rewards Points.
As of April 21, funds raised were used to procure 8,100 bouffant caps, 26,057 surgical gowns and coverall suits, 20,400 surgical and N95 masks, 1,000 liters of disinfectants, 4,600 goggles, 4,100 gloves and aprons, 300 rapid test kits, 500 face shields, 50 full-face respirators, 10 thermoscanners, and 1 point of care echocardiography and ultrasonography device. The remaining amount is still being used by the respective hospitals to purchase other needed medical supplies.
From the raised funds, P10 million was given to the Philippine General Hospital Medical Foundation, Inc. (PGH MFI), which is a designated exclusive COVID-19 facility by the Department of Health (DOH). In addition to this, the company turned over an initial pledge of P5 million in cash donation, and 50 mobile phones preloaded with unlimited calls and texts to all networks valid for 45 days to serve the communication needs of healthcare workers and frontliners at PGH.
Dr. Telesforo Gana, Jr., President at PGH MFI expressed his heartfelt gratitude to Globe and all customers who contributed in the initiative: “It is a daily battle for all of us here at PGH in combating the spread of COVID-19, but knowing that partners like Globe and the Filipino public are there to help us amidst very difficult times for everyone, continues to inspire us to power through this ongoing struggle.”
Another P10 million in cash donation was turned over to the Lung Center of the Philippines. Meanwhile, Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), San Lazaro Hospital, Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital and Sanitarium, and East Avenue Medical Center received P2 million each. The balance P8,452,094 was donated to Philippine Heart Center, Northern Mindanao Medical Center, Quezon Institute, Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center, and Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center.