The Metro Pacific Hospitals Group, the largest private hospital operator in the country, said it is beefing up efforts to help alleviate the coronavirus pandemic in cooperation with key government hospitals.
Metro Pacific Hospitals, which is composed of 16 hospitals in various parts of the country, said it formed a crisis team to coordinate activities designed to cope with the rising number COVID-19-related cases.
Pilar Nenuca Almira, who heads both the Cardinal Santos Medical Center and Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, was appointed head of the crisis team.
“The country’s healthcare system faces unprecedented challenges because of the ongoing pandemic, caused by a virus that is unfamiliar, and seems easily transmitted. Our hospitals are focusing their resources on critical concerns―particularly hospital care for the most critically-ill patients infected by COVID-19,” Metro Pacific Hospital chairman Manuel Pangilinan said.