Protecting our Front liners: The call for service
In line with these measures, Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC) through its Primavera Sales Office at Cagayan de Oro City once again donated sanitary gears and alternative PPE’s for Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC).
“In these challenging times, IDC should support our medical frontliners. They are the first and most important line of defense in our fight against this pandemic” expressed Jose D. Leviste III, the President of IDC.
“We have to be fast in delivering our assistance to the front liners.” added Arch. Romolo V. Nati, Chairman and CEO of IDC.
Filipino health workers and front liners continue to defend the war zones in this pandemic notwithstanding the challenges they face every day, including the lack of protective equipment (PPE) in hospitals and need for more sanitary gears. The COVID-19 outbreak has left every nation reeling and the Philippines is no exemption.
IDC through its Primavera Sales Office tapped local suppliers to purchase alternative PPEs and sanitation sprayers to donate to NMMC.
“With most shops closed, it was difficult to source out materials. We had to be creative. We tapped on various local chat groups in Cagayan de Oro such as the CDO INFO HELP and OPLAN NorthMin Front Liners to help us link up with people who are willing to assist in sourcing materials. We need to do our share. We need to reach out and help our heroes.” said Clara G. Elizaga, Director for Corporate Affairs and Branding of IDC.
IDC is currently mapping out available PPEs from local suppliers to help augment the need for personal protective equipment of medical frontliners across the region. IDC is also planning to expand its assistance across Northern Mindanao especially in Bukidnon where PPE’s and sanitary equipment are also needed.
In the following weeks, Primavera Sales Office expanded its community service in the province of Bukidnon. Providing sanitary equipment to several hospitals in the region.
And for this month, they provided isolation materials for the city basureros which they call “the silent front-liners”. And additional materials to Oplan NorthMin the makers of face shields for the city’s medical front-liners.