Vic Zoleta, PGHMFI Fundraising and Events Officer (left), and Dr. Dennis Serrano, PGH resident doctor (right), holding the cardiac defibrillators funded by Pru Life UK.
PGH resident doctors Dr. Kenan Cinco (left) and Dr. Anthony Perez (right) showing the medical-grade disposable masks that will be used by the medical staff in the COVID-19 wards.
Pru Life UK’s Php 5 million donation to Philippine General Hospital Medical Foundation Inc. (PGHMFI), as part of the Prudential COVID-19 relief fund, supports the University of the Philippines -Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) Bayanihan Na COVID-19 project in providing quality medical-grade equipment and supplies for PGH and its healthcare workers who risk their lives to help battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Close to a thousand PGH healthcare workers are set to benefit from the project, distributing personal protective equipment, including N95 masks, goggles, face shields, and cover-all suits. Medical equipment such as Zoll Cardiac Defibrillators, Terumo Infusion Pumps, and Terumo Syringe Pumps are to be deployed to COVID-19 patients who need cardiac and respiratory care.
About Prudence Foundation
Prudence Foundation is the community investment arm of Prudential in Asia and Africa*. Its mission is to secure the future of communities by enhancing education, health, and safety. The Foundation runs regional programmes as well as local programmes in partnership with NGOs, governments and the private sector in order to maximise the impact of its efforts. Prudence Foundation leverages Prudential’s long-term mindset and geographical scale to make communities safer, more secure and more resilient. The Foundation is a Hong Kong-registered charitable entity.
For more information please visit: www.prudencefoundation.com
About the PGH Medical Foundation Inc.
The PGH Medical Foundation, Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit organization which was conceived to assist the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) in achieving its noble mission of providing excellent healthcare for its indigent patients. It serves as a conduit of donations coming from various civic-minded individuals, corporations, foundations and other funding agencies. The Philippine General Hospital (PGH), the premier government hospital serves more than 600,000 patients annually, ninety eight percent (98%) of whom are indigent. It is beset by its shortage of funds, as the subsidy it receives from the Government of the Philippines (GOP) and the earnings from its pay patient departments, income from the laboratory procedures and pharmacy sales are insufficient to underwrite all its essential services. The foundation is a registered donee institution certified by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), thus allowing it to give certificates of donation entitling donors to tax credits.
For more information please visit: http://pghmedfoundation.com/about