Senate public relations officers donate PPEs to Antipolo hospital

Katrina Domingo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 24 2020 05:21 PM

The Public Relations Officers of the Senators (PROS) donate 100 pieces of personal protective equipment for health workers in a hospital in Antipolo City, April 23, 2020. Handout photo

MANILA - The Public Relations Officers of the Senators (PROS) on Thursday pooled funds to donate personal protective equipment to hospital frontliners in a hospital in Antipolo City.

The group managed to collect P50,000 from its members to buy 100 pieces of hazmat suits for frontliners in the Assumption Specialty Hospital and Medical Center (ASHMC), said PROS president Glenda Olid in a statement.

PROS donated PPEs "to minimize the hospital staff's exposure to hazards as they man the frontlines in our battle against COVID-19," she said.

"The group's donation will help a lot" in caring for COVID-19 patients in the hospital, said Rizza Miñoza, emergency room head nurse at ASHMC.

The project was a separate initiative from senators' various programs to send aid to frontliners battling the global pandemic in the country.

The donation was given weeks after hospitals appealed for PPE donations, saying their supplies have been depleted due to the influx of COVID-19 patients and suspected carriers of the highly-contagious disease.

As of April 24, 7,192 patients in the Philippines have tested positive for COVID-19, with 477 deaths and 762 recoveries.