The first batch of approximately 900,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) sets procured by the Department of Health (DOH) for health workers fighting against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) arrived at the Villamor Airbase on Tuesday evening, March 31, 2020.
The first tranche of PPE sets bought from China were immediately transferred the next day, April 1, 2020 to Office of Civil Defense in Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City as the agency will lead the distribution to various hospitals.
Early morning today, April 2, 2020, OCD together with the Philippine Coast Guard facilitated the distribution of around 12,000 protective equipment supplies to several COVID-19 referral hospitals.
2,780 PPE sets were delivered to San Lazaro Hospital, 2,000 to Philippine General Hospital, 770 to East Avenue Medical Center, 2,800 to Lung Center of the Philippines, 2,590 to Dr. Jose Rodriguez Memorial Hospital and Sanitarium, and 1,100 to Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Center.
Each set has goggles, coverall, head cover, gloves, shoe cover, surgical mask, and a surgical gown.
Health department said the remaining PPE sets are expected to arrive between April 6 to 24, 2020.