As part of a regional ASEAN initiative, SAS raised funds through a Work from Home exercise where the company donated a quantum in correspondence to the number of steps SAS Philippines employees had taken.
The Philippines SAS team used these funds to procure and donate the SAS Care Centre – A fully equipped medical tent outfitted with technology equipment and furniture for outpatient treatment for the East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC) in Manila in September. The donation also included two computers to be used for data collection as EAMC was setting up a QR code system to record health declaration information for visitors and employees. This was SAS’ commitment to the local healthcare community and to support Filipinos through these trying times.
The SAS Care Center equipment donation included three medical beds, medical equipment and office furniture. The handover ceremony was held on 18th September with the Assistant Secretary of Health, Elmer G. Punzalan from the Philippines Department of Health gracing the event.
The Philippines has seen a significant rise in the number of Covid-19 cases. The SAS team recognised this opportunity to support the national agenda by providing healthcare workers and people with a safe and well-equipped environment in their fight against Covid-19 in Manila.