SM, in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross, donated mattresses, pillows and linens for isolation wards of COVID-19 patients at the University of the Philippines Diliman and Ateneo de Manila University. This will help ease health care systems verging on the edge of breaking.
“With the surge of COVID-19 cases, we are one with PRC, ADMU and UP in their efforts to keep the community safe through the opening of these isolation wards. Our collaborative efforts with the Philippine Red Cross are needed now more than ever as we continue the fight against COVID-19,” said SM Supermalls president Steven Tan.
Due to shortage of medical facilities for COVID-19 patients, coronavirus hot spot Metro Manila are turning some schools into temporary isolation centers for asymptomatic cases. UP and ADMU have turned some of their dormitories and classrooms into isolation wards so that the families of asymptomatic spreaders may be safe.
The Philippine Red Cross and SM also partners on drive-through facilities for its saliva RT-PCR testing centers, which has resulted in over 20,000 individuals tested for COVID-19 around the country.
Moreover, SM launched a multi-mall COVID-19 vaccination program together with various LGUs to provide safe and spacious vaccination venues and help curb the spread of the virus.
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