MAYNILAD Water Services, Inc. has handed over 100 isolation tents and hygiene kits to an alumni association of the University of the Philippines that is setting up a 100-bed quarantine facility for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients.
In a statement, west zone water concessionaire Maynilad said its P1.7-million worth of donations for the quarantine facility in the UP Diliman gymnasium is in support of the “Act as One Ph” initiative started by members of the UP Alpha Sigma Fraternity Alumni Association on March 26.
The initiative has so far provided assistance to almost 100 hospitals through donations of personal protective equipment, supplies, medical equipment, and food. The group has put up five frontliner shelters and quarantine facilities, including the new one in UP Diliman.
“As our country continues to battle this pandemic, we will continue to provide whatever assistance we can extend, to help reinforce the government’s COVID-19 relief efforts,” said Maynilad, a member of the group led by Manuel V. Pangilinan (MVP).
PLDT Inc. and Smart Communications, Inc. of the MVP group also contributed to the donation drive by providing new cell phones for use in the operations of the new quarantine facility in the UP gymnasium.
Among the donated items are shower and toilet facilities, beddings, mattresses, and water dispensers.