CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- On August 11, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) turned over four brand new ambulances to government hospitals around the country as part of its Covid-19 relief and response efforts.

The Rizal Medical Center, San Lazaro Hospital, Ospital ng Sampaloc and Siargao District Hospital received one ambulance unit each from NGC as part of the company’s P1 billion donation to the Filipino people. This is in addition to the ambulances donated to the Philippine General Hospital, Philippine Orthopedic Center, Philippine Heart Center, Quirino Memorial Medical Center and Binan Doctors Hospital lon July 5.

NGCP’s earlier donations include medical equipment and supplies such as mechanical ventilators, ultrasound machines, x-ray machines, reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) machines, SteraMist systems, hazmat suits, face masks, face shields and other personal protective equipment (PPEs), sanitizers, disinfectants and non-contact thermometers to more than 300 hospitals around the country. Quezon City and Mandaluyong City also received assistance through the turnover of 50 testing booths and the conduct of 10,000 Covid-19 testings to the city's residents, while Navotas City received a donation of 500 test kits.

NGCP also donated P10 million to Project ARK, a pooled Covid testing initiative in partnership with local government units in Metro Manila.

Other NGCP Covid-19 response and relief projects currently in the works include the donation of four donning and doffing chambers and five isolation rooms to several government hospitals.

“NGCP's service to the country does not end with quality transmission services. In the spirit of Bayanihan, we are continuously looking for ways to help our nation fight and overcome this unprecedented global health crisis,” NGCP said.

NGCP also engaged in grocery distribution to 1,028 LGUs across the country and other initiatives such as Meals on Wheels, a hot meals feeding program for indigent communities; and a P5 million donation to Project Ugnayan, which distributes supermarket vouchers to economically displaced families in Metro Manila.

NGCP is a Filipino-led, privately owned company in charge of operating, maintaining and developing the country’s power grid, led by majority shareholders and Vice Chairman of the Board Henry Sy, Jr. and Co-Vice Chairman Robert Coyiuto, Jr. (PR)