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The PS-DBM turns over various equipment and supplies to the Inter-agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases in support of the government’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. | 11 May 2020 at the PS Main Office in Paco, Manila.

The Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management (PS-DBM) donated paper, paper clips, plastic envelopes, and scissors to the Inter-agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases.

In a letter request to PS-DBM, President and CEO of the Bases and Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) and National Action Plan Against COVID-19 Deputy Chief Implementer Vivencio ‘Vince’ Dizon said that the donated items are essential in fully operationalizing the four mega-swabbing centers where massive testing, detecting, isolating, and treating of those who might have contracted the viral disease recently began.

Personnel of PS-DBM load a truck with donations of various equipment and supply per request of the IATF.

The mega-swabbing centers, along with the operation of other Department of Health (DOH)-accredited testing laboratories, are part of the government’s “T3 Program: Trace, Test, Treat” that is set to ramp up the country’s testing capacity from 5,000 tests per day to 30,000 tests per day by the end of the month.

These centers are strategically located at the Philippine Arena Complex in Bulacan (northern sector), Palacio de Manila along Roxas Boulevard (western sector), Enderun Tent in McKinley Hill, Taguig (eastern sector), and Mall of Asia in Pasay (southern sector). Each facility is manned by medical personnel from the DOH, the Philippine National Police (PNP), and the Philippine Army.

 

PS-DBM procures COVID-19 response items in aid of the country’s frontline workers and other service personnel amid the pandemic. To view all available items and their specifications, visit bit.ly/344czRp. For the detailed procedure on how to order, and the contact information for your queries, click bit.ly/3abpS3S.

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