Antique to procure P15M worth of COVID-19 test kits

first_imgHealthcare workers of the Antique Medical Center, Inc. in San Jose town receive locally produced vegetables from their provincial government on May 1. The provincial government here will purchase P15 million worth of test kits for frontliners in the fight against coronavirus disease 2019. JASON ALAGOS “The provincial government is giving the 18 municipal governments P1 million each out of the Bayanihan Grant,” said Cepe.She added that the towns can use a portion of the P1 million they will receive to purchase the test kits.For Libertad mayor Jean Te, she will use the Bayanihan Grant to also buy four to 10 hospital beds which could be used for her town’s polyclinic aside from the test kits. Libertad town will soon be putting up a polyclinic as it does not have a public hospital, the mayor said.(With a report from PNA/PN) SAN JOSE, Antique – The provincial government here will purchase P15 million worth of test kits for frontliners fighting the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).Gov. Rhodora Cadiao said the Antique Integrated Provincial Health Office has prepared the purchase request for the test kits.“The test kits will be given for free,” said Cadiao.According to the governor, the healthcare workers assigned in the eight district hospitals of this province and the capitol employees will be the ones considered a priority in receiving the test kits.“The overseas Filipino workers and sugar migrants who will be arriving in Antique will also be given test kits for rapid detection whether they have COVID-19,” she added.Aside from the provincial government, the 18 towns of this province are also planning to purchase test kits for their constituents.Provincial Planning and Development Officer Juliana Cepe, for her part, said that the provincial government here has a P65 million Bayanihan Grant from the national government. last_img

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