Government health facilities in Catanduanes last week received a boost in their battle against COVID-19, with Motortrade Life and Livelihood Assistance Foundation, Inc. donating P1.1 million worth of antigen rapid test kits, BP apparatuses, pulse oximeters and oxygen tanks.
During the turnover of the donation at the Provincial Health Office last Friday, July 9, 2021, Governor Joseph C. Cua profusely thanked the management of the country’s top motorcycle distributor, headed by President Thomas Ongtengco, and the foundation’s managing trustee, Helen C. Ongtengco, for the donation of the protective equipment, devices and supplies critical to the province’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Present during the brief ceremony were Provincial Health Officer II Dr. Hazel Palmes, Eastern Bicol Medical Center chief Dr. Vietrez Abella, some chiefs of district hospitals and representatives of rural health units, and officials and employees of Motortrade Virac led by Jane Bagadiong.
The 1,550 sets of Sugentech Antigen rapid test kits, 72 sets of BP apparatus, 72 pulse oximeters and 62 oxygen tanks with regulators were divided among the LGU health facilities, with EBMC getting 250 pieces of test kits, and 10 each of the other items.
Each RHU received 50 test kits, three BP apparatuses, three pulse oximeters and two oxygen tanks while the six district hospitals in Pandan, Viga, Gigmoto, Bato, San Andres and Caramoran each got 125 test kits, five BP apparatuses, five pulse oximeters, and five oxygen tanks.