By Raymund Antonio
With its increased target protective gear for distribution, Vice President Leni Robredo’s office is revving up the delivery to meet the needs of frontliners nationwide by the end of the month.
A total of 140,100 personal protective equipment sets have been delivered to 819 hospitals and communities sourced through donations across the country, according to the latest update posted on Robredo’s official Facebook page.
The latest batch of PPE sets for health workers and other frontliners arrived at the
Cordillera Administrative Region. Each PPE set contains goggles, coverall, gloves, shoe cover, surgical mask, and suit. These were distributed to 12 hospitals and rural health units in Apayao, Mountain Province, Kalinga, Abra, Ifugao, and Baguio City.
Robredo has been giving daily updates in her office‘s assistance drive, including the number of distributed PPEs, medical supplies, food and care packages for transparency.
“The online fundraising drive may have come to a close, but a lot of work is still ahead of us,” Robredo wrote in a post.
“Because we have additional PPEs, so this may take long. Maybe the whole May we can still deliver PPE sets,” the official noted.
Just recently, the vice president declared big savings from the P60.97-million public donations her office and a private partner collected to provide support to COVID-frontliners.
Robredo said they will now be able to deliver 321,488 PPE sets to 21,432 frontliners, higher than the original target of 139,178 PPEs for 9,278 frontliners.
Medical workers have been asking for additional protective gear to keep them safe because of the risks that come with their jobs when treating COVID-19 patients.