The United States government has donated P11.4 million ($230,600) worth of medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals in 11 cities across the country.

“This latest delivery of US government assistance for Filipino frontliners in the battle against Covid-19 is a testament to our ongoing commitment to help the Philippines defeat the pandemic,” US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim said.

The donation was delivered by the US Army and Marine  Corps.

The medical equipment will be distributed to 16 medical clinics, hospitals and local health department offices in Palawan, Batangas, Pampanga, Cebu, Sulu, Maguindanao, Zamboanga del Sur, Basilan, Tawi-Tawi, Misamis Oriental and Lanao del Norte.

The supplies include disposable gloves, masks, medical clothing, various types of face protection, and tools such as infrared thermometers.

“We are but one in this unconventional war against this pandemic.  We are immensely grateful for [the US government’s] untiring service and support to our nation,” said Philippine Coast Guard District Palawan Commander Commodore Allan Corpuz.

The latest donation brought the total US government assistance to the Philippines’ Covid-19 response efforts to P989 million ($20,125,259). John Ezekiel J. Hirro