SMFI donates more ventilators


    As part of its continuing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response, the SM Foundation (SMFI) recently donated 25 ICU-grade ventilators to hospitals with high COVID-19 cases across the country.

    This additional donation of ventilators will help augment each hospital’s capacity to manage severe COVID-19 cases, particularly with patients who require intubation.

    The hospital recipients include Tarlac Provincial Hospital, Calamba Doctors Hospital, General Emilio Aguinaldo Hospital, Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital, West Visayas Medical Center, Cebu South Medical Center, Zamboanga City Medical Center, Northern Mindanao Medical Center, and other government hospitals.

    To date, SM has donated almost P400 million in essential medical supplies, equipment, reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction testing, and assistance to help national efforts in the fight against COVID-19.