SENATOR Miguel Zubiri has donated at least 6,000 COVID-19 antibody diagnostic kits to Mindanao.
Bukidnon provincial medical center in Malaybalay, Bukidnon, and Northern Mindanao Medical Center in Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental are the beneficiaries of 2,000 test kits each.
Meanwhile, Caraga Regional Hospital in Surigao, Surigao del Norte, and Cotabato Regional and Medical Center in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) will receive 1,000 test kits each respectively.
In a statement, Zubiri said the national government should not only focus on Luzon but should also consider communities outside the island.
“Kung sa Metro Manila lang tayo mag-focus, hindi natin matatalo itong COVID,” Zubiri insisted.
“The longer we hold other regions back from massive testing, the higher the chances that the virus will continue to spread there, even with community quarantine. We can’t afford for that to happen. Dapat maagapan natin as soon as possible.”
It can be remembered that the senator also donated the same number of PCR test kits to Philippine General Hospital through the University of the Philippines – National Institutes of Health earlier this month.