NAGA CITY --- An organization of retired male professionals and different high school (HS) class batches of the Ateneo De Naga University (AdeNU) led by HS Batch ’73 have joined together and started a fund raising drive to help frontline personnel of the Bicol Medical Center (BMC) here.
The BMC located in Naga City is faced with possible surge of Coronavirus (Covid-19) patients just like any other government hospitals in the country. Preparation for this eventuality is on-going and part of this contingency is stockpiling of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) most crucial to the frontliners composed of doctors, nurses, nursing assistants and other significant hospital personnel.
“We recognize the urgent and critical needs of these frontliners,” Man Cave Int’l, which is spearheading the fund drive said.
The group is calling on residents of Naga City and nearby town as they are the direct recipients of BMC services in this time of crisis to support its fund-raising drive to adequately arm and supply these front liners with PPE.
Initially, Man Cave Int’l through its representative, Dr. Ronnie Ursua, has already turned over the amount of P109,136.05 to BMC on Wednesday, Apr.1. The amount was raised by: Man Cave Int’l, P44,500; AdeNU HS Batch ’80 (USA) and friends in US – $1150.00 (P57,636.05); and AdeNU HS Batch ’55, P7,000.
Other AdeNU HS batches have earlier remitted their fund-raising collections while others continue their solicitation campaign.
Dr. Francisco “Kiko” Sales, BMC officer-in-charge, belongs to AdeNU HS Batch ’73. (MdP)