eBET, a leading supplier of mobile i-Gaming in Asia donated 9,800 Personal Protective Equipment suits (PPE) to Makati Medical Center (MMC) on April 3, 2020. This initiative was organized as part of eBET’s ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility and in response to the call of health workers for protection against the highly-infectious coronavirus disease.
MMC has 882 doctors and 2000 employees including health workers who are playing a key role in the fight against COVID-19. It is one of the hospitals that has experienced a surge of patients since the start of the pandemic in the country. In a radio interview on DZMM on March 31, 2020, MMC medical director Saturnino Javier revealed that MMC has released a quarter (or 93 of 103) of its COVID-19 patients who have recovered from the virus.
eBET’s CEO Evan Spytma said, “We applaud and appreciate the brave efforts of the health workers in our community. eBET is honored to donate 9,800 PPE suits to Makati Medical Center. We hope that these protective personal equipment (PPE) will enable our health workers to perform their duties with a sense of security.”
The 9,800 PPE suits are expected to keep the doctors and other frontliners of Makati Medical Center protected while treating patients who are infected with the coronavirus and other highly infectious diseases. As of April 7, 2020, 21 doctors including Philippine Pediatric Society president Sally Gatchalian, anesthesiologist Gregorio Macasaet III, pathologist Helen Tudtud, pediatric transplant surgeon Leandro Resurreccion III, oncologist Rose Pulido, emergency doctor Mary Grace Lim and cardiologist and internist Raul Jara, have passed away due to COVID-19.
“PPE will help our doctors and nurses to protect themselves from getting exposed and infected from COVID-19. At the same time, it also protects the patient. We need to be safe to be able to perform our duty better,” said MMC Dr. Mae Syki-Young who was present at the turnover of the PPE suits.