DUMAGUETE CITY, April 4 (PIA) -- Nearly 200 large boxes of assorted medical supplies from Manila has arrived in Dumaguete City.
These supplies intend to replenish the City Health Office whose health workers are in the frontlines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo said the large volume of supplies required two special flights to bring in thousands of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), face masks, alcohol, thermal scanners, among others.
The first shipment was made through a LionAir chartered flight by Captain Jules Mendoza and co-pilot Ernesto Lim, while the second shipment was ferried by a plane of the Philippine Air Force.
Despite the delays encountered due to lack of transportation, Remollo is pleased that the shipment of much needed medical supplies from Manila has been completed Wednesday.
"Had it not been for my good friends Karla Fernandez and Commissioner Mon Fernandez, the airlifting of the medical supplies, in two batches, would not have been possible," the mayor said.
"I also express my sincere gratitude to Lion Air, especially the late Captain Mario Rosello Medina Jr., his fellow pilots Captain Julius Mendoza and co-pilot Ernesto Lim, Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Felimon Santos Jr., the Philippine Air Force under the command of Lt. Gen.Allen Paredes, Senator Bong Go, and Senator Bato Dela Rosa for the successful airlifting of the medical supplies," he added.
The Fernandez couple, Karla and Commissioner Mon, were instrumental in making the delivery of the said medical supplies possible. (jct/PIA7 Negros Oriental with reports from CPIO Dems Demecillo)