U.S. Group Donates $1.2 M Medical and Diagnostic Equipment to PHL National Police


DONATION TO PNP . Dr. David Lee Zarate, the first “Ambassador of Health” of World Medical Relief, Inc. (WMRI), turns over to PNP Chief, PDG Ricardo C Marquez and PDIR Wilfredo D Franco, the Director for Police Community Relations and Chairman of Technical Working Group, donation of medical equipment and others. (Photo from PNP Facebook)

CAMP CRAME, Quezon City (PHLTODAYUSA) — A non-government organization based in the United States has come to the support of the Philippine National Police (PNP) with a donation of $1.2 million or  P57 million worth of medical and diagnostic equipment.
The NGO, World Medical Relief, Inc. (WMRI) based in Detroit, Michigan, turned over its donation to
PNP Chief Director General Ricardo Marquez through Dr. David Lee Zarate, the group’s “ambassador of health.”
Marquez thanked the group for the support given to PNP, stressing the equipment would help improve the quality of health services of the PNP General Hospital (PNPGH) to policemen and their dependents.
“We are very grateful to WMRI for their continuing support to the PNP especially on our medical and health needs. The donation is indeed a great help to PNPGH in providing the best health care for our personnel and their dependents,” Marquez said..
The group has an additional donation of 10 blood chemistry analyzers which will arrive on November 5.
Equipment and medical supplies were already distributed to the different wards and sections of PNPGH while some were delivered to Regional Health Service 11.
The World Medical Relief is a non-government organization (NGO) based in the United States. It is the fourth largest NGO in the world established in 1953 providing humanitarian work to more than 100 countries, including the Philippines.
Last June, the WMRI also donated $1,350,000 worth of medical equipment and supplies for PNP hospitals in Davao region.
The turnover ceremony was held during the flag ceremony at the Police Regional Office (PRO) in Davao Region in Camp Quintin M. Merecido, Catitipan in Davao City.
Three container trucks brought the equipment that includes crutches, oxygen tanks, hospital tables and CT scans, among others.
Ambassador of Health David Zarate said it is the first time that WMRI partnered with the PNP in the region for the medical project.


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