PLDT Supports RITM and NKTI Through High-level Decontamination Services

MANILA, Philippines – In an effort to show support and assistance in this time of need, telecoms and digital services provider PLDT Inc. and the Makati Medical Center Foundation have provided decontamination services and care packages containing hygiene and food items to COVID-19 hospitals and their health workers

PLDT sponsored the provision of high-level decontamination services using Steramist Asia’s Binary Ionization Technology (BIT) for The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in Muntinlupa City and the National Kidney and Transplant Institute in Quezon City.

BIT is a powerful disinfectant certified by the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) as being effective in eliminating the novel coronavirus.  This is applied in parts of the hospitals in need of specialized sanitation such the laboratories, COVID wards, ambulances and even the reprocessing of N95 masks and personal protective equipment (PPEs).

Working with the Makati Medical Center Foundation, PLDT also turned over care packages containing hygiene and food items to the personnel of these hospitals including their sanitation team, maintenance staff and security officers. The rest of the care packages will be distributed to the frontline staff of quarantine facilities of the National Task Force.

Further, the company has also donated 210 blankets to Paco Catholic School, which serves as a temporary shelter for over 200 people, from street dwellers stay-in volunteers, and staff. PLDT also gave financial assistance to the school to procure immediate needs such as medicines and food supplies.

PLDT is also supporting the Kaagapay: Protect our Healthcare Heroes project,  a fundraising initiative that provides life-saving medical equipment, from PPEs, test kits and ventilators for the healthcare sector. This is spearheaded by the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation, Zuellig Pharma, ABS-CBN, Metro Drug and Go Negosyo.

To know more about the efforts of the PLDT Group in beating the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit https://beta.pldt.com/covid19/.