To help the Filipino people combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) donated test booths and COVID-19 test kits to the local government of Pasay City.
NGCP turned over 50 test booths and 10,000 COVID-19 antibody test kits to Pasay City through Mayor Imelda Calixto-Rubiano.
“Even with the development and impending availability of vaccines for COVID-19, testing remains a cornerstone strategy to stem the spread of the disease,” the NGCP said in a statement.
The company reiterated its commitment to find ways to help the country, from strengthening power transmission to doing its part as good corporate citizens amid a global health crisis.
NGCP has also donated test booths and test kits to Mandaluyong City and Quezon City, and test kits to Navotas City.
Last March, NGCP pledged P1 billion to the Filipino people to aid the country in its fight against the pandemic.
This donation included the distribution of grocery packs to 1,028 LGUs around the country, medical supplies to more than 300 hospitals and city/municipal/rural health units nationwide, nine ambulances to the government, mechanical ventilators, RT-PCR machines, SteraMist Systems, and other medical equipment to key hospitals around the country.
NGCP also donated P10 million to Project Ark, another P10 Million to the Kaya Natin movement, and P5 million to Project Ugnayan.
Donning and doffing chambers and isolation rooms will also be donated by NGCP to identified government hospitals.
NGCP President and CEO Anthony L. Almeda recently appealed to lawmakers to allow private companies to import tax-free doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for the use of its employees.
He said a vaccination program for the private sector will help get the economy up and running with more businesses and industries going back to their normal activities.