DAVAO DEL NORTE, March 31 (PIA) - The Provincial Government of Davao del Norte yesterday received 3,800 COVID-19 test kits from the Office of Davao del Norte 1st District Congressional Office.
The test kits were turned over to Provincial Governor Edwin I. Jubahib with Provincial Administrator Josie Jean Rabanoz by 1st Congressional District Administrative Head, Alfonso Alvarez, at the Provincial Capitol Building, Mankilam, Tagum City.
The Congressional Office of Davao del Norte 1st District Representative Pantaleon D. Alvarez credited the support of Nanay Nicolasa Diaz Alvarez Foundation, Inc. (NNDAFI) in procuring the test kits in a bid to help Davao del Norte PLGU contain the spread of COVID-19 infection.
Provincial Health Officer II and Incident Commander Dr. Alfredo Lacerona joined in receiving the test kits which Dr. Lacerona cited as primary form of detection tool "to be used to identify the status of Persons Under Monitoring (PUM) in the province".
The PUMs are persons who have a history of travel to other countries or places in the Philippines with COVID-19 cases or those who have had close contact with Persons Under Investigation (PUI), but have not shown any symptoms of the disease.
Meanwhile, some 100,000 surgical masks are now at the office of Congressman Alvarez to be handed out to the people starting today, March 31. The 10,000 of which will be given to Davao Regional Medical Center (DRMC) and over 2,000 will be handed to Kapalong District Hospital.
Other recipients include vendors and consumers of the public market, pedicab drivers and other passenger vehicles, front liners, and Capitol employees. (From One DavNor News written by Jan Vincent Leuterio, UM OJT/JMDA)