BAGUIO CITY – Senator Sherwin Gatchalian recently turned over to the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) some 5,000 sets of personal protective equipment (PPEs) and 50 sacks of slippers for the use of frontliners in attending to patients being brought to the hospital for treatment, especially those contracting the dreaded Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Gatchalian took time to visit the hospital to see for himself the prevailing situation with the downtrend in COVID-19 cases and handed over to BGHMC officials the donation as part of his commitment to assist frontliners.
The senator claimed that the donation of PPEs and slippers is just of simple token for the frontliners in recognition of their hard work, dedication and passion in serving the needs of the patients being confined on the health facility and for their sacrifice helping contain the spread of the deadly virus.
He pointed out that without the services of the frontliners, the country’s COVID-19 situation could have been totally different, thus the donation is part of the efforts of both the government and the private sector to recognize their efforts in placing under control the further spread of the virus that could have compromised the health care system and unduly stress the frontliners.
BGMC is a public tertiary hospital that provides quality health care services to people from different parts of Northern and Central Luzon.
The senator had been going around the country giving similar donations to the various health facilities as part of his appreciation for the effective and efficient delivery of quality health care services by the frontliners, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic that had affected the country over the past 20 months.
For his part, BGHMC emergency department head Dr. Larry Haya expressed the gratitude of the frontliners to Senator Gatchalian for the said donation as it will surely be a big help in boosting their morale.
Haya disclosed donations of PPEs and other medical supplies from individual and corporate donors are welcomed by the health facility to ensure the steady supply of these required supplies.
Haya emphasized that BGHMC continues to be ready for any eventuality with the recent discovery of a much more infections COVID-19 variant that is why any donation of PPEs and medical supplies will be helpful when there will be a need for such in the future and that the health facility is always ready to cater to the needs of people seeking medical treatment for any illness. By HENT