Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Monday President Rodrigo Duterte is ready to give donations to the Philippine General Hospital (PGH), which was hit by a fire yesterday.
“Doc, ang huling mensahe po galing sa ating Presidente: ask and you shall receive. Alam naman po ninyo dati-rati pa, kung ano ang kinakailangan ng PGH ay handang ibigay ng Presidente galing po sa kaniyang President Social Fund,” Roque said to PGH Director Dr. Gap Legaspi .
(The President said, ask and you shall receive. You know that the President is ready to provide what PGH needs through the President Social Fund.)
“Ulitin ko po, mag-designate lang po kayo ng representative,” he added.
(Just designate a representative.)
The Palace official told Legaspi that repairing the hospital is the national government’s priority.
“Top priority ng DPWH iyong pagri-repair ng mga na-damage sa PGH dahil nga po kinikilala natin na ang PGH talaga is the premier—not only the premier teaching hospital in the country but also importante po sa buhay ng mga mahihirap na Pilipino,” Roque said.
Duterte ready to donate to PGH – Roque
(Fixing the damage to PGH by the fire is the Department of Public Works and highways’ priority because it is a very important institution that takes care of the lives of the poor Filipinos.)
Meanwhile, spokesperson Dr. Jonas del Rosario also thanked those who donated to the hospital.
“Nagpapasalamat po kami sa lahat ng mabilis tumugon sa aming pawagan ng tulong lalo na sa mga nagbigay ng sheets at linen, unan. ‘Yung mga pasyenteng nailipat sa ER ang nando’n ay mga stretcher lang kaya kailangan nila ‘yon. Mga nagdala ng breast milk para sa mga sanggol, mga nagdala ng pagkain. Para kaming nagkaroon ng community pantry,” Del Rosario said.
(We thank everyone who immediately responded to our needs, especially those who gave sheets, linen, and pillows. The patients who were transferred [temporarily] to the ER needed those since only stretchers were available. [We also thank] those who brought breast milk for babies, those who brought food. It was like we had a community pantry.)