Thai Ambassador, Siam Cement Group visit hospitals, donate medical equipment

Thailand’s Siam Cement Group (SCG) Philippines recently turned over negative pressure mobile isolation units to three major hospitals in Metro Manila to support medical frontliners in the continued fight against COVID-19. The innovative equipment help prevent the spread of the virus through controlled air pressure technology.

SCG donated one negative pressure mobile isolation unit each to the Lung Center of the Philippines, Sta. Ana Hospital and Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital last week in time for the shift of Metro Manila to General Community Quarantine (GCQ) on June 1.

Negative pressure mobile isolation units help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by controlling the escape of microorganisms from the isolation areas. These rooms use low pressure to suck the air inside the quarantine section and filter the air to control the movement of airborne pollutants. They also reduce the possible contamination of the adjacent corridors, protecting frontliners and patients from the threat of the virus.

“We consider the Philippines as part of our ASEAN family and as a family, we aim for everyone’s safety. We are pleased to collaborate with SCG Philippines and Mariwasa in providing negative pressure mobile isolation units to Philippine hospitals. On behalf of the Thai government, our people, SCG Philippines and Mariwasa, we hope that this donation will aid our frontliners in our fight against COVID-19. We will win this battle together, ” said Thai Ambassador to the Philippines Vasin Ruangprateepsaeng.

SCG hopes to extend the assistance to more institutions. A similar initiative was conducted in other countries where SCG operates.

A new Facebook post on Royal Thai Embassy in Manila shows a recent meeting of Ambassador Ruangprateepsaeng with Manila Mayor Isko Moreno.

The Siam Cement Group Public Company Limited is the largest and oldest cement and building material company in Thailand and Southeast Asia. In 2016, SCG was also ranked as the second largest company in Thailand and the 604th largest public company in the world by Forbes.

Sources: SCG, RTEM