CITY OF MALOLOS – As opposed to what is published on Philippine Daily Inquirer online that the Bulacan Medical Center badly needs personal protective equipment (PPEs), BMC Medical Director Dr. Dave Rawland Domingo cleared that there is no fund drive for the provincial hospital.
In his statement published on his personal Facebook account, Domingo said the problem of scarcity of PPEs is global and they are managing things in the BMC to the best of their abilities.
The medical director also refuted the circulating private messages gathering funds to buy PPEs for the Bulacan hospital.
He added that the Provincial Government of Bulacan has already procured P14 million worth of PPEs.
“The hospital has the support of Governor Daniel Fernando, VG Willy Sy- Alvarado, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan and the Provincial Government,” wrote Domingo.
He also mentioned that some socio civic groups have already pledged support and they welcome them in the hospital, and said that they are avoiding exploitation.
Meanwhile, the Provincial Government of Bulacan through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office has started distributing relief goods to Bulacan municipalities and cities since yesterday, March 26, 2020.
They targeted to distribute a total of 83,805 packs of relief goods to 4Ps and Listahanan beneficiaries all over the province: 16,384 packs for District I, 16,573 for District II, 20,510 for District III, and 30,338 for District IV.
As of 4:00 pm of March 26, 2020, the Province of Bulacan has 10 confirmed cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019, 266 active Patients Under Investigation and 1,491 active Persons Under Monitoring.