‘POWER OF GIVING’ | MORE donates rapid COVID-19 test kits to Iloilo

first_imgTreñashad been pushing for stepped up testingto detect those infected so they could be isolated and treated. “The City ofIloilo thanks MORE Electric and Power Corp. through the leadership of their presidentand chief operating officer Mr. Roel Z. Castro for this act of benevolenceduring this crisis,” added Treñas. “We willcontinuously offer all possible means of help to the Ilonggos as we get throughthis crisis,” added Castro. “MORE Powerthrough its principal Mr. Enrique K. Razon ensures our support to the city governmentof Iloilo and to the Ilonggos at this time when we all need to stand togetheras one as we combat COVID-19,” Castro said in response. The World Health Organization continues torecommend that testing, isolating and treating every suspected case, andtracing every contact, must be the backbone of the response to the COVID-19pandemic in every country. These droplets may also land onobjects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 bytouching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth./PN ILOILO City –MORE Electric and Power Corp. (MORE Power) has donated 500 rapid test kits onthe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to the Iloilo City government. Aside from therapid test kits, MORE Power also donated 90 reams of bond paper, 500 sets ofpersonal protective equipment and 1,000 pieces of surgical masks.On the same day, MORE Power’s donation of 125 test kits was also turned over tothe provincial government of Iloilo through the Provincial Administrator’sOffice, Provincial Legal Office, and Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction andManagement Office with their respective representatives, Atty. Suzette Mamon,Atty. Dennis Ventilacion, and Dr. Jerry Bionat.In addition, 125 test kits were also turned over to the Police Regional Office6 through Regional Director, Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan.The donations form part of the P60-million worth of test kit purchases of Razonfrom Brazil. A donation was also made to the Department of Health. In a turnoverceremony at city hall, Mayor Jerry Treñas accepted the donation saying, “Our goodGod has once again blessed us with a very big help from a generous person,Ricky Razon.” “We have receivedthese goods from Manila and we made the necessary and timely effort to claimthe goods from the Iloilo International Airport so that we can have themimmediately turned over to the governing agencies,” Castro added.Last week, MORE Power donated and distributed facemasks, alcohol, sanitizers,and food packs worth P1 million to frontliners in Iloilo City to which Castrosaid, “As a public utility company, we at MORE Power are imparting our share ofhelp to our frontliners who are tirelessly battling the threats of COVID-19.” On behalf of the Iloilo City government, Mayor Jerry Treñas (left) receives from MORE Electric and Power Corp. president Roel Castro rapid test kits for COVID-19 and personal protective equipment for healthcare frontliners. People can catch COVID-19 from otherswho have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through smalldroplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19coughs or exhales, according to WHO. The test kitswill help the city government battle COVID-19, stressed the mayor on Saturday.last_img

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