Daikin donates aircon units to COVID-19 medical facilities


Daikin, the world’s leading air conditioning manufacturer, recently donated aircon units for use in newly constructed emergency medical facilities for treating non-critical COVID-19 patients. 

According to Takayoshi Miki, President of Daikin Philippines, the donated aircon units was their own way of supporting the frontliners and the community in the battle against COVID-19. “Amid this global pandemic, we at Daikin recognize that our medical workers are at the forefront of saving lives, and we are deeply committed to working with our community to support them in whatever way we can,” he said. 

Daikin donated 11 floor-mounted aircons for the newly built Emergency Quarantine Facility (EQF) in Camp Aguinaldo, which was built in partnership with WTA Architecture + Design. Daikin also donated 17 ceiling suspended aircons to Philippine Contractors Association (PCA) and EEI Corporation, for container vans converted into mobile medical facilities. 

The newly built medical facilities came as the country’s hospitals continued to battle the coronavirus pandemic, often straining to handle the growing number of affected patients. 

“We need to pool our resources to control the spread and rise in the number of COVID19 cases in the country,” said Wilfredo L. Decena, President of PCA. 

That Bayanihan spirit was echoed by the other members of this COVID-19 initiative, with both WTA and EEI Corporation expressing their gratitude for Daikin’s support in outfitting Emergency Quarantine Facilities in Metro Manila with proper thermal comfort, and lending modular cabins to hospital facilities in Luzon. 

As part of their advocacy to support frontliners during this time, Daikin also donated 600 ready- to-cook chicken packs to Lung Center of the Philippines. Additionally, the aircon manufacturer extended much needed financial assistance to all its home appliance promoters. 

Beyond donations, Daikin has committed to continued emergency service response during the enhanced community quarantine. This is to promote business continuity, especially to the essential business category. 

Since March 27, Daikin has serviced and repaired aircon units of several supermarkets, convenience stores, and other food establishments to ensure that essential services continue to operate in comfortable working environments. 

More recently, Daikin announced that a select authorized dealers have resumed their operations, with others eventually opening up in the coming weeks. “With summer already here, we want to be able to provide comfortable and sustainable living environments for the many Filipinos stuck at home during the ECQ,” said Ikuo Kani, Vice President of Daikin Philippines. 

For a list of authorized dealers, visit https://www.daikin.com.ph/dealer-locator.