As the number of those infected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to rise in the country, many private companies have come forward to help fight the pandemic, one of which is the Belo Medical Group.
Today, March 17, Medical Director of the Belo Medical Group, Dr. Vicki Belo, announced on her personal Twitter account that they will be donating their "remaining stocks of PPE (personal protective equipment)" to hospitals and health centers in need. Personal protective equipment includes masks, gloves, gowns, goggles, and the like, and are worn by health workers at the frontlines of the COVID-19 treatment.
She also went on to share how she will be securing the well-being of her employees as the enhanced community quarantine forced companies to suspend work. Belo committed to the following:
- The extension of full-pay, full-benefits for all employees despite the work suspension.
- The early release of employees' 13th-month pay.
- A modified "no work, with pay" scheme for employees, should the work suspension last beyond May 2020.
Belo then urged fellow beauty and wellness centers to "donate their stocks to the hospitals and health centers and support their employees by maintaining their salaries and benefits regardless of the work suspension."
She closed her statement by sharing a message of solidarity during this difficult time: "We need to stand together against a common adversary at this time."
Read the Belo Medical Group's full statement here: