THE Office of the Vice President has raised more than P24.5 million, through a donation drive spearheaded by its Angat Buhay partner, Kaya Natin! Movement to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) sets that will be delivered to another batch of hospitals starting March 24, 2020.
The Vice President has personally been in charge of the OVP’s assistance drive for frontliners in the fight against COVID-19. The amount raised can provide for more than 52,000 PPE sets and other forms of assistance for 3,484 frontliners.
The OVP has so far given some 17,400 PPE sets that covers the needs of more than 1,000 frontliners in at least 38 hospitals and communities. It also recently delivered to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) the P5.3-million worth of extraction kits that are needed in conducting tests for COVID-19.