Hyundai Motor Company through H.A.R.I. Foundation, Inc. (HFI), the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc., donated a fresh supply of 2,200 personal protective equipment to the Lung Center of the Philippines under HFI's ongoing Biyahe ng Bayani COVID response campaign.
The donation came right on time as the Lung Center continues to repurpose its facilities and enable its health workers to effectively treat severely ill COVID-19 patients. The Lung Center is home to one of the 22 laboratories capable of testing COVID-19 samples. The hospital has been accommodating an average of 25-30 patients a day.
In a recent media interview, Dr. Antonio Ramos, Department Manager for Administrative Services, thanked the many private firms that generously donated PPE and surgical masks to the hospital.
“With the arrival of brand-new PPEs from South Korea, commended worldwide for its best practices in flattening the curve, we again express in a concrete way our thanks and support to our health workers by protecting their wellness and rallying them onward in their noble mission of serving the Filipino,” said HARI and HFI President Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo.
This donation is part of the entire HARI and HARI dealership network's coordinated nationwide efforts to combat the COVID-19 virus, observant of HMC's global vision for "Humanity in Times of Hardship."
In an official statement released by HMC on its global website: "We are aware that the rest of the world now faces its own challenging period of implementing measures to slow down and stamp out the virus. No matter how long that may take, Hyundai is committed to supporting people across the globe until the risk has completely passed. COVID-19 impacts all of humanity, so we must unite to overcome this unprecedented crisis. There has never been a more important time to come together. In this time of uncertainty and difficulty, Hyundai remains firm behind its commitment to make progress for humanity."
Biyahe ng Bayani, which is under the umbrella of HFI’s flagship disaster response program #Hyundai SAGIP, has been providing staunch mobility support to medical front liners, ranging from free transport to the delivery of critical supplies, such as personal protective equipment to partner health institutions in Metro Manila and Northern and Southern Luzon.
Agudo reiterates that HFI continues to closely monitor the country’s COVID situation and has identified more areas of engagement for Biyahe ng Bayani.