Bontoc receives swab test kits from DOH
Bontoc, Mountain Province – This capital town recently received 500 sets of ReverseTranscription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT –PCR) test kits from the Department of Health – Cordillera Administrative Region (DOH- CAR).
The provision of the 500 sets of Viral Transport Media and 500 pieces of Nasopharyngeal swab was made possible due to the request of the Office of Mountain Province Congressman Maximo Y. Dalog, Jr., to the DOH- CAR.
Bontoc Mayor Franklin C. Odsey extended his profound gratitude to Congressman Dalog for his request of swab test kits for Bontoc, and DOH – Regional Director Ruby C. Constantino for her prompt response.
The mayor said that the provision of RT –PCR test kits came in timely with the continuous influx of Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) coming home to Bontoc, Mountain Province.
He added that it will be used in the COVID-19 response of the municipality to prevent and avoid the spread of the virus. Thus, he mentioned that the frontliners and the LSIs coming from places with confirmed active cases of the Coronavirus disease – 2019 (COVID-19) are the priorities to undergo the RT –PCR testing.
The mayor likewise assured the continuous support of the Municipality of Bontoc in all undertakings in the fight against COVID -19.
The RT –PCR test kits were received by Mayor Odsey, Sangguniang Bayan member Jerome Tudlong, Jr., and Municipal Health Officer Dr. Diga Kay D. Gomez from Congressman Dalog. Also present to witness the turnover was Development Management Officer IV Clint Gil Ildefonso of DOH –Provincial Office.**Alpine L. Killa, Bontoc –LGU