Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 30)-- The Philippines is seeking donations of additional medical equipment— including ventilators and respirators— amid the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases in the country, the Health Department said.
"When it comes to equipment, basically po ang binibigay sa atin at ang tanging hingi rin naman kung sakali'y tayong nakakapag-request, ay mga ventilators," Health Undersecretary Ma. Rosario Vergeire said in a Laging Handa media briefing on Monday.
[Translation: When it comes to equipment, basically what are given to us and what we're requesting for are ventilators.]
"Gusto natin na dumami pa ang ating ventilators and respirators, sa iba't ibang parte ng ating bansa to prepare for the eventuality kung kailanganin natin," she added.
[Translation: We want to have more ventilators and respirators in all parts of the country to prepare for the eventuality that we would need them.]
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