PAMPANGA

JBLMGH gets portable swabbing booth

PAMPANGA. The Department of Public Works and Highways donated one portable swab test booth to Jose B. Lingad Memorial General Hospital. (DPWH photo)

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) donated one portable swab test booth to Jose B. Lingad Memorial General Hospital (JBLMGH).

In a statement, Secretary Mark Villar said the donated swab test booth has the capability of testing two persons simultaneously.

"It was manufactured by Bureau of Equipment headed by Director Toribio Noel Ilao and delivered to the hospital today, May 30," Villar added.

The booth is equipped with safety features that would minimize actual physical contact of healthcare workers undertaking the testing procedure with the person being examined.

"It has infection control feature to protect patients and healthcare workers with complete mechanical exhaust system and negative pressure room, which prevents cross contamination between rooms," Undersecretary for Unified Project Management Office Operations and Technical Services and DPWH Task Force to Facilitate Augmentation of Health Facility Head Emil Sadain said.

JBLMGH has a Molecular and Diagnostic Pathology Laboratory, also known as the Pandemic Sub-national Reference Laboratory, which is the first Covid-19 testing facility in Central Luzon. (PIA)


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