COVID-19

Lanao Sur gives P10-M to Amai Pakpak Medical Center for upgrade

MARAWI CITY: The Lanao del Sur provincial government has given P10 million for the upgrading of the Amai Pakpak Medical Center here through the procurement of Covid-19 testing machines, rapid testing kits and additional medical supplies.

Governor Mamintal “Bombit” Alonto Adiong Jr. handed over on Friday a P10-million check for the hospital upgrading program to Dr. Shalimar Pinky Sani-Rakiin, the medical center’s head, in a simple ceremony.

Source of these funds, said Adiong, is the Bayanihan Grant.

Adiong said the provincial government has also allocated some P200 million from its local funds for the second tranche of the Provincial Capitol’s Ligtas CoViD-19 Relief Assistance Operation for Lanao del Sur.

Two million pesos from the P200 Million came from BARMM, he added.

Meanwhile, as the national task force on Civd-19 has placed all low-risk areas in the country under General Community Quarantine (GCQ), Adiong said Lanao del Sur is still under GCQ until May 31.

Adiong said officials and the people of Lanao del Sur were delighted by the good news that Covid-19 curves were flattened in the province during the first two weeks of the month.

On Wednesday, the provincial government said graph curves representing old and new cases as well as fatalities on one hand and rates of recovery and hospital discharge on the other had dropped from critical levels in March through April.

ROCAYA SUMNDAD OTICAL YAHYA

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