Aboitiz group donates medical kits to COVID-19 frontliners

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 19 2020 09:21 PM

MANILA - The Aboitiz Group said Thursday it has donated 5,700 N95 masks to the Health Department and the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine.

The conglomerate said in a statement it is also aiming to send surgical gloves, infrared thermometers, folding beds, nitrate and latex gloves, N95 masks, laboratory and disposable goggles, personal protective equipment (PPE) gowns, and tents to police and military units manning checkpoints outside Metro Manila.

“The Aboitiz Group is one with the government and our brave medical and security frontliners who are working hard to defeat COVID-19. We are committed to supporting the COVID-19 frontliners for the long term,” said Sabin Aboitiz, Aboitiz Group president and CEO. 

Aboitiz said its food business unit Pilmico will also donate surgical masks to hospitals in Cebu, Tarlac, Iligan City, and Cagayan de Oro City, as well as bread packs to police and military checkpoints and hospitals in Capas, Tarlac and Iligan City.

UnionBank is also getting medical ventilators for government hospitals, the Aboitiz Group said. 

The Aboitiz Foundation set up a fundraising page through the online donations platform KINDer by Aboitiz.