In times of crisis, one of our best defenses is to unite. Our frontliners need all the help we can give them.
With this in mind, Belo Medical Group, through the leadership of Drs. Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho Jr., provided a thousand healthy and delicious lunch meals for more than 20 hospitals in Metro Manila.
According to Dr. Belo, it’s hard for frontliners to get lunch because they can’t just leave their stations during break time. They have to limit their movement inside the hospital and oftentimes, they are not able to eat. Dr. Kho added, “Our frontliners need to be nourished because they need energy to effectively perform their duties.” Because of this, BMG committed to providing one thousand meals every day to more than twenty different hospitals.
They will do this until the quarantine period ends. Some of BMG’s hospital beneficiaries include San Juan Medical Center, East Avenue Medical Center, Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital, Ospital ng Maynila, and Makati Medical Center.
BMG partnered with Cloud Eats, Salamat PH Healthcare Heroes, Hirayang Kabataan, Angkas, and Yaparrazzi Events for this endeavor.
This is not the first time Dr. Vicki’s beauty empire came to the rescue of the country’s frontliners. The day President Rodrigo Duterte announced that Metro Manila is under community quarantine, BMG swiftly ordered its remaining PPEs worth around P3 million pesos be distributed to hospitals in crucial need. The company is continuously procuring PPEs for immediate distribution to other hospitals in Metro Manila.
Aside from taking care of the frontliners, the Belo Medical Group made sure they prioritized the health and safety of their patients and employees. In fact, they are one of the first few companies, if not the first company that temporarily suspended operations even before the community quarantine was announced. As Dr. Belo said, “people over profits.” The beauty empire wanted to make sure they’re helping control the spread of the virus and in turn protect their patients and employees. Dr. Belo also promised her employees full-pay and full- benefits despite the work suspension and also committed to the early release of employees’ 13th-month pay to help them get through these trying times.