The DTI VI distributed 138 face shields and 300 face masks to policemen and medical frontliners in Iloilo.
The face shields were created using available materials in the market by the Iloilo and Science and Technology University – Fabrication Laboratory. There are four individuals fabricating the face shields with each worker producing at least 40 units per day.
While, the DOH-standard face masks were produced by the agency’s shared service facilities (SSFs) partners in Lambunao, Iloilo and Dao, Capiz.
On April 2, DTI Iloilo OIC-Provincial Director Felisa Judith L. Degala, in behalf of the DTI VI Regional Director Rebecca M. Rascon, facilitated the distribution to various agencies assisted by DTI Iloilo Provincial Office Trade and Industry Development Specialist Kurt Maurice Tugaff.
Degala and Tugaff turned-over 40 face shields and 150 face masks to the Philippine National Police, through Police Major Louie Barrientos, at the Emergency Operation Center – Command Center at the NEDA VI Regional Office.
Western Visayas Medical Center Chief Medical Professional Staff II Dr. Ma.Cristina VC – Woo received the 60 face shields and 100 face masks intended for the medical facility. And, Western Visayas Sanitarium Medical Specialist Dr. Ronar Silao received the 38 face shields and the 50 face masks on the hospital’s behalf.
Additional sets of face shields and face masks will again be provided to other health facilities, health workers, policemen and frontliners once these are ready for distribution. SSFs from Iloilo, Capiz and Antique are expected to produce not less than 10,000 face masks.