SurSur health care facilities receive PPEs, food packs

Several health care facilities under the second district of the province received recently personal protective equipment (PPE) and food packs from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and Office of the Deputy Speaker Johnny Pimentel.

A total of 544 liters of alcohol (disinfectant), 800 pieces washable face masks, 12 boxes of gloves, 80 food packs (containing canned goods and packs of instant coffee) and 40 kilos of fresh American lemons were distributed to the front liners and personnel of Hinatuan District Hospital, Bislig District Hospital, Lingig Community Hospital, and Bislig City Health Office.

The said distribution was also assisted by the cluster member agencies of the Poverty Reduction, Livelihood and Employment Cluster (PRLEC) of Surigao del Sur and the TVET Association of Surigao del Sur (TVETASS), Inc.

The medical supplies (alcohol and gloves) including the food packs came from the Office of Congressman Pimentel, while the face masks were donated by TESDA Surigao del Sur and Department of Education Surigao del Sur Division headed by Schools Division Superintendent Josita Carmen, and the American lemons were from the TVET Association of Surigao del Sur through their President Gaspar Rodriguez.

Also, Congressman Pimentel turned-over three brand new ambulances to the three aforementioned hospitals.

The activity is in support of the Bayanihan to Heal As One-Act, which calls for an inter-agency partnership and collaboration in the mobilization of assistance to mitigate transmission of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). (Lee Escobal, IO-TESDA/PIA-Surigao del Sur)