LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Apr. 3 (PIA) -- ACT-CIS Representative and Benguet Caretaker Eric Go Yap donated more than P2.5 million-worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other hospital supplies for frontliners of the Benguet General Hospital (BeGH). fighting against the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Benguet Congressional District Head Coordinator Anthony Kuan turned over the personal donations of Yap to BeGH Chief of Hospital Dr. Meliarazon Dulay and Vice Gov. Johnny Waguis on March 30.
The donation include 30 pieces of thermal scanners, 1,500 pieces of hazmat suits, 1,500 pieces of N95 masks, 140 boxes of surgical gloves, 240 boxes of facemasks, 900 pieces goggles, 600 gallons and two drums of alcohol and 14 pieces acrylic box.
Kuan said the donation would ensure that the BeGH medical workers will have enough PPEs and supplies while attending to persons under investigation, persons under monitoring and possible COVID-19 positive cases.
Recently, the Department of Health-Cordillera confirmed two COVID-19 positive cases in the province, both from La Trinidad town.
Cong. Yap earlier donated also P1 million to the provincial government of Benguet to support the fight against the COVID-19 in the province. The lawmaker also distributed vitamins for senior citizens of the province.
The Benguet Caretaker wishes to announce to the people of Benguet that he is negative of the COVID-19 disease with the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine correcting that the positive result earlier reported was due to an encoding error.
On Tuesday, the BeGH also received PPEs consisting of protective suits, face masks and gloves from the donation of Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go thru the coordination of Presidential Communications Operations Office Assistant Secretary Marie Rafael and Ryan Mangusan. The donation is part of the support of Sen. Go to the different hospitals in the Cordillera Region fighting the COVID-19 virus. (JDP/RMC -PIA CAR)