Our healthcare workers are taking care of everyone, but who's taking care of our healthcare workers?
The answer is these guys!
These businesses are showing their appreciation for those on the frontlines amid the rapidly spreading coronavirus disease (COVID-19) by offering them free food, medicine, and coffee.
1. Kanto Freestyle Breakfast
This restaurant has been sending free food to hospitals around the metro as thank you for their "tireless efforts in ensuring the safety of our community amid the COVID-19 pandemic."
Vincent Juanta of the Kanto Freestyle group said they sent food packs to the Asian Hospital, Rizal Medical Center, Medical City, and St. Luke's BGC on Friday.
On Saturday, they sent food to the Manila Doctors, Amang Rodriguez Medical Center, and East Ave Medical Center.
Tomorrow, they plan to send food packs to Cardinal Santos, Philippine General Hospital, and RITM as well.
2. Philippine College of Emergency Medicine (PCEM)
Even doctors and nurses need medicines too!
Kristian A. Villesenda, MD, DPBEM, an Emergency Medicine Consultant at the Rizal Medical Center in Pasig, shared that they received a bag of goodies from the Philippine College of Emergency Medicine, with support from Unilab.
Photo: Kristian A. Villesenda
Inside the packs were alcospray, tissues, masks, some Biogesic and Conzace, power bars, and even chocolates.
3. Rue Bourbon
The ER staff of St. Luke's Medical Center in Bonifacio Global City expressed gratitude after receiving food from the Rue Bourbon Restaurant.
"This simple act of kindness means a lot to our healthcare workers. This gesture reflects how their efforts are valued at this difficult time," they said in a Facebook post."
4. Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
Hospital staff pulling all-nighters need their caffeine fix. Thankfully, their daily coffee is on the house at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Bonifacio Stopover Branch.
McDonald's Philippines has shown their support to various health workers in Manila by sending warm food and cold drinks. Doctors at V. Luna Medical Center in Quezon City were happy to receive boxes of food along with a note of thanks from Micky Ds on Sunday.
According to McDonald's, they are coordinating with more hospitals so they can do the same and extend their gratitude to the brave frontliners.
6. Pino Restaurant, Pipino, Pi Breakfast and Pies
In Quezon City, those in the medical field can get free and unlimited coffee in Malingap Street.
Pino Restaurant and its vegetarian sister Pipino, and their other sibling Pi Breakfast and Pies are all offering coffee for doctors and nurses who opt to take their breaks in their establishments.
However, delivery and take-out are not included in the unli-coffee offer.
7. The Plaza Catering
Starting Monday, March 16, the Plaza Catering will be feeding 400 frontliners.
According to Chef Karla Karla Reyes, "Meals are distributed throughout the day by the nursing service office. Meals are given to Doctors, fellows, residents, nurses, med techs who need to run the tests, rad techs who do the xrays and aides who no longer have time to go out to buy food or even go on breaks."
You too can help by donating; The Plaza Catering is looking to help in terms of medical supplies as well.
The Philippines on Saturday recorded 34 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019, bringing the total number to 98.
So far, there have been eight confirmed deaths from COVID-19 in the country.
—JCB, GMA News