MAASIN CITY, April 6 (PIA) – Some Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) were donated and distributed to the frontliners as one of the precautionary measures to prevent the Corona Virus 2019 (CoViD-19) threat.

These PPEs were donated by private sectors to the frontliners serving at the Salvacion Oppus Yṅiguez Memorial Provincial Hospital (SOYMPH), the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)-Maasin City Fire Station, and the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO).

The private sector group composed of civic organizations, business entities, among other private concerned individuals also turned over (1) cardiac monitor, (1) ECG machine, (2) suction machines, (2) intubation sets and (2) units of medical ventilators.

The said medical equipments were received by SOYMPH Chief Dr, Ionne Castillones.

In a report released by one of the donors, Rotarian Jonathan Tse said that the raised cash donations from the different donors that allow them to buy such medical equipments including the PPEs (complete with mask, face shield, protective suit, shoe and head cover, etc.).

He said that the turned over equipments will be primarily used for patients admitted at the CoViD-19 Isolation Building at the SOYMPH in Barangay Dongon, this city.

Tse said that an ongoing production for additional PPEs is still in the process including those assigned at the check points along the borders of barangays Panan-awan and Pasay in Maasin City, other hospitals in the province and daily responders in times of emergencies.

Meanwhile, Southern Leyte Vice Governor Christopherson Yap disclosed in an interview that more than a hundred PPEs were also received by the provincial government, though he did not mention from whom.

He said that these PPEs will be distributed to the district hospitals in the province including the SOYMPH.

On the other hand, other entities and local residents also contributed such as gallons of disinfectants and bottles of alcohols, gloves, improvised face masks and face shields as safety measures against CoViD-19.

Food packs, grocery packs, among other food items including snacks for the frontliners and sacks of rice to be distributed to the affected residents were also received from benevolent local donors . (eg/rgc/PIA8-SoLeyte)