The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) has provided shelter to The Medical City (TMC) Ortigas frontliners using its Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH) at the Meralco Fitness Center in Ortigas. The MPH is just a 10 minute walk from TMC.
TMC frontliners were provided with beddings, amenity kits, home-cooked hot meals, refrigerator, microwave, exercise equipment, shower and toilet facilities, internet access, 30 Smart SIM cards, including a TV with Netflix.
“These frontliners treat COVID-19 patients and we wanted to do our best to make them feel loved, cared-for, safe, and comfortable,” Meralco President and CEO Atty. Ray C. Espinosa was quoted in a statement.
Meanwhile, TMC nurse Kyla Buenafe called on everyone to do their part in flattening the curve, as well.
“Stay home, senior citizens especially. Keep yourselves strong, take your vitamins and eat fruits if there are no vitamins. Get enough sleep, as that is the number one cause of a weakened immune system. And if you have to leave the house to buy food, stay away from the elderly to protect them,” said Buenafe.
Meralco continues to work in addressing the frontliners’ problem in seeking proper living quarters.
Providing shelter to these critical personnel in the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is just one of the many ways that Meralco is fulfilling its civic duty during this health crisis.
“You are the bearers of torches that give light to the dark corners of our country—not just mirrors passively reflecting the light of others” said Meralco chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan.