KC Concepcion’s disappointment over ‘lack of medical supplies’ gives way to gratitude for BOC action

Published March 27, 2020, 5:37 AM

by Manila Bulletin Entertainment

KC Concepcion seems resolved to speak her mind this time of pandemic.

The actress-model tweeted her sentiments on the supposed “delay” of Bureau of Customs (BOC) in releasing donated medical supplies.

“Donated test kits sitting at the Bureau of Customs due to the slow bureaucratic processes, ” she alleged, continuing her charge with “hundreds of thousands of rapid test kits for donation by local businessmen & procured from South Korea/China have arrived over a week ago yet a big volume is being held by Customs. Why?”

She lamented the widely perceived shortage of medical equipment and other necessities for COVID-19 patients.

KC Concepcion

KC Concepcion

“ If they can’t get it from the nation’s budget, will our leaders then care to maybe support from out of pocket?” she said. “We need solutions – new medically equipped spaces not just quarantine tents – so that NO FILIPINO IS TURNED AWAY!”

The latter part of that message read: “If we lack medical staff, health care workers, we can always ask our alliances for support in workforce- but we need to already prepare the centers with beds, ICU equipment, respirators and of course toilets before we can accommodate medical staff! What are we waiting for?”

When BOC released a statement saying it already facilitated the release of various Personal Protective Equipment, KC shared the document online and thanked the government agency for the good news.

“…I worry for my own life too and just know that the nation has money and also the heart to step up now and provide much better health care especially at a time like this, “ she said.