Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center
The SM Group, through its social good arm SM Foundation (SMFI), responded quickly to the needs of frontliners in Cebu City by donating several personal protective equipment (PPEs) and boxes of other critical medical supplies.
With the rising number of confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the country, with almost 1,300 cases in Cebu as of May 7 (based on DOH reports), SM ensures that its social good efforts reach hospitals who are in great need of medical supplies that are needed to battle the spread of the said disease.
St. Anthony Mother and Child Hospital
By collaborating with SM City, SM Seaside City Cebu, and SM City Consolacion, SMFI was able to reach several hospitals in the said city namely: Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center, Cebu City Medical Center, Bayanihan Quarantine Center in IEC [International Eucharistic Congress], Brgy. Alaska Mambaling Health Center, St. Anthony Mother and Child Hospital, and Cebu District Hospitals, among others.
Bayanihan Quarantine Center
Brgy. Mambaling Health Center
"Access can oftentimes be difficult and pose challenges to COVID-19 related aid, but it should never be a reason for us to stop trying from reaching communities in the Visayas region. With the rise of COVID-19 related cases in Cebu, they definitely need to augment their medical supplies and have additional medical equipment," said SMFI in a statement.
This effort is part of SM’s Php 270 million contribution worth of medical supplies to several hospitals and medical institutions in the country which augments our frontliners’ defense against COVID-19.