ILOILO CITY, July 2 (PIA) - The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region VI supported the initiative of its attached agency, DOST-Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC) to fight COVID-19 by distributing medical face shields donated by the Center for frontliners in Western Visayas.
A total of 10,000 pieces of the protective materials were allocated for frontliners in the hospitals, health facilities, and LGUs in the region. The medical face shields are produced by the DOST-MIRDC itself.
DOST VI distributed the materials to the recipients through their Provincial Science and Technology Centers together with regional staff. "We have already distributed all of the medical face shields," said Ma. Alicia Soledad Salazar, DOST VI Information Officer.
Salazar said that recipients were the provincial governments of Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo and Negros Occidental, Iloilo City, and hospitals in the region.
These are Dr. Rafael S. Tumbokon Memorial Hospital and the Provincial Capitol In Aklan with 750 pieces of face shields and Angel Salazar Memorial General Hospital and the Provincial Capitol in Antique, with a similar number of items.
In Capiz, the recipients of 1,250 face shields were Tapaz District Hospital, Bailan District Hospital, Sen. Gerardo M. Roxas Memorial District Hospital, Mambusao District Hospital, Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital, and Provincial Capitol.
The Provincial Capitol and Nueva Valencia District Hospital, Dr. Catalino Gallego Nava District Hospital and Buenavista District Hospital in Guimaras received 950 face shields.
The Provincial Capitol of Iloilo, Iloilo City Hall, DOST Regional Office, and five hospitals, namely Dr. Jose Monfort Medical Center Extension Hospital, Western Visayas Medical Center, Western Visayas Sanitarium, Iloilo Provincial Hospital and West Visayas State University Medical Center received 3,550 face shields.
The Provincial Capitol of Negros Occidental and 12 hospitals in the province got 2,750 pieces.
These hospitals are Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial General Hospital, Capiz District Hospital, Calatrava District Hospital, Don Salvador Benedicto Memorial Hospital, Lorenzon D. Zayco District Hospital, Merceditas Montilla District Hospital, Ignacio L. Arroyo Memorial District Hospital, Valeriano M. Gatuslao Memorial Hospital, Valladolid District Hospital, Eleuterio Decena Memorial Hospital, Vicente Gustilo District Hospital, and Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital. (JBG/DOST VI/JSC/PIA6)