MANILA, 1 April 2020 – The DOH announced on Wednesday the arrival of 15,000 Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) sets from the first tranche procured by the National Government. 

These PPEs will undergo thorough inspection and quality assurance before being distributed, through the Office of Civil Defense, initially to the following COVID-19 referral hospitals: East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC), San Lazaro Hospital, Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP), Philippine General Hospital (PGH), Dr. Jose Rodriguez Memorial Hospital, and the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Center (AFPMC). 

The remaining 985,000 sets are scheduled to arrive between April 6 to 24. 

The Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) facilitated the procurement of one million sets of PPEs worth PHP1.8 billion. Each PPE set is complete with coveralls, N95 masks, gloves, head cover, shoe cover, goggles, surgical mask, and surgical gown. The complete PPE set ensures that our health workers are duly protected while providing care for our COVID-19 patients.

As part of DOH’s continuous support to frontline medical and healthcare workers, PPEs and other medical supplies have been steadily provided facilities and our regional offices. Yesterday, deliveries were made to 22 recipients including Regions II, IV-A, VII, X, XI, XII and CARAGA.

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities are advised to send their requests for PPEs and other supplies for proper allocation via email to [email protected].