DPWH  to turn over masks to gov’t hospitals

Mark Villar

THE Department of Public Works and Highways will turn over surgical masks to six major government hospitals in Metro Manila to address the immediate need for the protective items.

DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar identified Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital, National Kidney & Transplant Institute, Philippine Heart Center, Philippine General Hospital, Lung Center of the Philippines, and Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center as recipients of 2,000 pieces of surgical masks each.

Villar said that DPWH through the Unified Project Management Office Operations headed by Undersecretary Emil K. Sadain secured these surgical face masks from donations of contractors and consultants.

“Initiatives such as these donations are a big help in protecting health workers and DPWH  personnel from the virus and the concerted efforts among public and private institutions demonstrated the spirit of ‘Bayanihan to Heal as One’,” he added.

Sadain today received the additional donations of medical supplies from CCCC Highway Consultants Co., Ltd. and Hillmarcs Construction Corporation.

He said CCCC Highway Consultants Co., Ltd., which is involved in the conduct of feasibility studies of several proposed DPWH-UPMO projects, donated 19,000 pieces of surgical masks and 1,000 pieces of N-95 masks for hospital personnel and DPWH workers who are involved in the construction of additional health facilities and providing other mission-critical service.

On the other hand, Hillmarcs Construction Corporation donated 200 gallons of disinfectant alcohol for DPWH frontliners.

Sadain said that as frontliners continue to fight COVID-19, the medical supplies will help in containing the spread of the virus.

Villar expressed his gratitude to all donors for partnering with DPWH in its effort to beat the COVID-19 pandemic.