Cagayan de Oro City - The Department of Science and Technology regional office 10 continues to produce additional Face Shields for COVID-19 front liners within the region. The agency's employee-volunteers were able to produce 1,000 pieces of Face Shields in their second-round of production on April 8, 2020. The distributions were done on the days that follow until April 17, 2020.
The face shields were donated to the City Government of Cagayan de Oro; Philippine National Police-X; Office of Civil Defense-X; Philippine Information Agency-X; Local Government Units of Lugait, Laguindingan, Magsaysay, and Jasaan; and Provincial Science and Technology Centers in Bukidnon, Camiguin, Misamis Occidental, and Lanao del Norte.
Aside from the face shields, 3-ply and 6-ply Face Masks were also given to the four above-mentioned LGUs.
“Face Shields and Face Masks are very important to our responders and front liners in different critical areas in the province of Mis. Or. LGUs in both ends of the province: Lugait and Magsaysay are entry points of all persons and cargos coming to Misamis Oriental and Cagayan de Oro City, it is but right that those manning the quarantine areas are also well protected and equipped to efficiently do their tasks.”, said Misamis Oriental Provincial Science and Technology Director Junelyn-Louvena B. Ruiz.
The employee-volunteers were also able to come up with an infographic step-by-step procedure on how to make Face Shields using locally-available materials.
“The face shield is made of PVC Cover, PE insulation foam, and garter.”, Ms. Shevanie E. Magallanes, one of DOST-X’s employee-volunteers who helped in producing the face shields. (Julie Anne H. Baculio, DOST-X)
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