MPIC hospitals scale up anti-Covid 19 efforts

posted April 01, 2020 at 09:20 pm
by  Manila Standard
The Metro Pacific hospitals group is stepping up its efforts to help slow down the COVID-19 pandemic, in cooperation with key government hospitals.

MPIC hospitals scale up anti-Covid 19 efforts

Officials of the 16-member hospitals group, led by Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan and hospitals president and CEO Augusto Palisoc, Jr., recently created a crisis team to coordinate its activities to cope with the rising number COVID-19 related cases.

Atty. Pilar Nenuca P. Almira,  head of  Cardinal Santos Medical Center and  Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, was appointed head of team. “Our hospitals group are focusing their resources on critical concerns – particularly hospital care for the most critically-ill patients infected by COVID-19,” Pangilinan said.

“By designating a hospital within the group to be the main referral facility for PUM/PUI and COVID infected cases, we are aligning our efforts with the Government to address the pandemic,” added Almira.

Should the pandemic rise in intensity in the coming weeks, the hospitals group will set up supplemental tents, with beds and requisite equipment, for non-critical COVID cases in selected hospital grounds. 

Shown in photo are MPIC volunteers turning over medical supplies such as virus specimen collection kits, alcohol, face masks, disinfectants and PPEs to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) in Alabang, Muntinlupa.

Topics: Metro Pacific hospitals , COVID-19 pandemic , Augusto Palisoc Jr. , Metro Pacific Investments Corporation
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