The country’s largest conglomerate on Monday (March 30) said it will tap its global network of suppliers to procure personal protective equipment that it will donate to frontliners in the ongoing fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
In a statement, San Miguel Corp. said it has allocated P500 million for this purpose, and urged local PPE manufacturers to ramp up their production, but was ready to tap overseas suppliers for this undertaking.
“It’s very crucial that we get more PPE — protective masks, gloves, surgical gowns, among others — out there as fast as we can,” San Miguel president Ramon Ang said. “We are hoping to fill the gap and continue supporting our government in whatever way we can.”
“Our health care workers and government responders are risking their own lives to save ours but they are running out of equipment to protect themselves,” Ang said.
Read more: Philippine Daily Inquirer
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