PLDT, the Philippines’ largest and only integrated telco company, recently provided the telecommunication requirements of the One Hospital Command Center (OHCC) located in Makati City. These include high-speed internet and communication tools such as 15 landlines and 20 units of PLDT Landline Plus for unlimited calls. To date, PLDT and its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications have equipped over 100 hospitals and quarantine sites through WiFi installations and other technical support.
“We at PLDT have made it our priority to support the government in their initiatives to combat the effects of the pandemic. We are truly grateful for the government’s trust and we remain keen on enabling them the best way we can,” said Jovy Hernandez, ePLDT President & CEO and SVP & Head for PLDT and Smart Enterprise Business Groups.
Department of Health Undersecretary and Treatment Czar Dr. Leopoldo J. Vega, who also heads the OHCC, is grateful for the support.
“The private sector plays a very important role in this whole of society approach in preventing and mitigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are deeply moved with the kindness and generosity of MVP in responding to the needs of others afflicted with COVID 19. His move of equipping the new building of East Avenue as the Center for Emerging and Re-Emerging Diseases and supporting the One Hospital Command Center paved the way for a visible and committed partnership with MVP and the private sector,” said Undersecretary Vega.
Earlier, in a live briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque personally requested PLDT Chairman and CEO Manuel V Pangilinan to provide telecommunications support for the OHCC, to which Pangilinan readily accommodated. He ended it with a statement that underscores PLDT’s commitment to help the country in its fight against COVID-19: “More to come, Mr. Secretary.”
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