BAGUIO CITY, Apr. (PIA) -- Frontliners in health facilities in the Cordillera have now additional personal protective equipment (PPEs) as they face the threat of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.
Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go beefed up the depleting supply of PPEs for frontliners in different health facilities in the region with the donation of 750 pieces of protective suit; 5, 250 pieces of face mask; 1,600 pieces of gloves and 200 pairs of shoe cover.
In a simple ceremony at the OCD-CAR in Baguio City on Tuesday, the PPEs were turned over to heads or representatives of the recipient-facilities namely the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center(BGHMC), Notre Dame De Chartres Hospital, Saint Louis University Hospital of the Sacred Heart and Pines City Doctors Hospital in Baguio City, Benguet General Hospital in La Trinidad, Benguet and the Anastacia Rafael Sagel Hospital in Natonin and other rural health units in Eastern and Central Mountain Province.
Presidential Communications Operations Office Asec. Marie Rafael personally requested Sen. Go to donate PPEs for Cordillera health workers for their safety and protection. ..
Rafael said bulk of the PPEs was allotted to Baguio City and Benguet facilities considering the increasing number of COVID-19 positive cases and even persons under investigation and persons under monitoring. These hospitals also are among the busiest since they cater not only to patients from the locality but also from Northern and even Central Luzon.
It is also support for the BGHMC as one of the five tertiary hospitals in the country recently accredited by the health department as a national testing center for the COVID-19.
She said more support is expected for the other health facilities in the region to make sure that the frontliners will be given enough protection from the COVID-19 disease.
Rafael thanked the support of the various government agencies and organizations and private individuals such as the Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, DPWH-CAR, OCD-CAR and PIA-CAR, Ryan Mangusan, Atty. Wylver Pooten and Dr. Gail Valencerina-Laguardia who coordinated the needs of the different hospitals and helped in the transport of the supplies from Manila to the city of Baguio. (JDP/RMC- PIA-CAR)