To better help health workers who are at the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19, H.A.R.I. Foundation, Inc. (HFI) recently turned over 2,200 brand-new personal protective equipment (PPEs) to the Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP).
Donating fresh supplies of much-needed PPEs to government hospitals is part of the ongoing Biyahe ng Bayani COVID response campaign initiated by HFI, the corporate social responsibility arm of Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI).
Biyahe ng Bayani is under the umbrella of HFI’s flagship disaster response program, #Hyundai SAGIP, which has been supporting the mobility needs of medical front liners — ranging from free transport to delivering critical supplies like PPEs to partner health institutions within Metro Manila and Northern and Southern Luzon.
“With the arrival of brand-new PPEs from South Korea, commended worldwide for its best practices in flattening the curve, we again express in a concrete way our thanks and support to our health workers by protecting their wellness and rallying them onward in their noble mission of serving the Filipino,” says HARI and HFI President Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo.
Agudo also reiterated that HFI will continue to closely monitor the country’s COVID situation and identified more areas of engagement for Biyahe ng Bayani.
As of the moment, Lung Center continues to repurpose its facilities to effectively treat severely ill COVID-19 patients. The hospital currently accommodates an average an average of 25-30 patients a day, and is home to one of the 22 laboratories capable of testing COVID-19 samples.
Hyundai’s recent donation is a welcome boost that will better protect frontliners at a time when the availability of proper protective gear is of utmost importance. In a recent media interview, LCP administrative services department manager Dr. Antonio Ramos thanked the many private firms that generously donated PPEs and surgical masks to the hospital.
This donation is part of HARI and its entire HARI dealership network’s coordinated nationwide efforts to combat the COVID-19 virus, attuned to Hyundai Motor Company’s global vision for “Humanity in Times of Hardship.”