In its most recent efforts and staying true to its commitment to the country’s fight against COVID-19, SM Foundation donated portable digital x-rays to East Avenue Medical Center, Lung Center of the Philippines, and Quezon City General Hospital, while Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital received a portable digital x-ray and a diagnostic ultrasound machine.
These donations are in addition to the SM Group’s distribution of ICU-grade ventilators to several hospitals nationwide, through SM Foundation. The SM Foundation noted that distribution of more ventilators are underway.
In its recent issued statement, SMFI reiterated its commitment stating, “We are one with our brave frontliners in our fight against the invisible enemy. Our efforts are geared toward protecting them through our donations of safety gears, and further complementing it with these much-needed medical equipment.”
Through joint efforts, SM has donated over PHP400 million of essential medical supplies and equipment and reached out to marginalized sectors most affected economically.
This comprises over PHP300 million of essential medical supplies and equipment as well as PPEs and PCR tests to 120 hospitals nationwide.
SM also donated PHP100 million through Project Ugnayan of the private sector and Caritas of the Catholic Church to urban poor families impacted by the lockdown.