OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, March 27 (PIA)- Philippine Army's (PA)1st Infantry Tabak Division has extended support to frontline health workers by donating medical equipment and supplies to Mayor Hilarion A. Ramiro Sr. Medical Center (MHARSMC) here on Tuesday, March 24.
, Philippine Army (PA) led by Col. Benjamin Batara and Major Melvin Ligutan has stepped up to help frontline health workers to combat COVID-19 through a turn over of medical equipment here.
Col. Benjamin Batara and Major Melvin Ligutan of the 1st Infantry Brigade personally turned-over improvised face shields, surgical and N95 face masks and personal protective equipment (PPE) gowns to the said hospital.
Presidential Assistant on military affairs, Gen. Arthur Tabaquero, who facilitated the donation of the medical supplies by the 1st Infantry Division, underscored the need to protect the frontliners from being infected with the viral disease.
"Our call is for everybody in the private sector to help support the government's efforts in procuring and supplying personal protective equipment so that healthcare workers can feel protected and secure so they can do their job and care for COVID-infected patients," he said
Dr. Dondon Lomanta, Senior Medical Officer and Diabitologist of MHARS MC received the donation for nurses and other frontliners for them to be protected against the virus.
Earlier, the frontliners of MHARSMC received Personal protective equipment (PPE) gowns, surgical hair cap and face masks from Cebu City through the help of Dr. En En Piramide and Averell Piramide.
MHARSMC frontliners is being a referral hospital for PUI's in the city who lack PPEs and other equipment's in the fight against COVID 19. (SMRN/PIA MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL)