Bangsamoro COVID-19 task force turns over medical supplies, equipment to Cotabato hospital


The Bangsamoro Government’s Inter-Agency Task Force (BARMM-IATF) on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has officially turned over the first set of medical supplies and equipment to Cotabato Regional and Medical Center (CRMC) Wednesday, March 25, in Cotabato City.

BARMM-IATF Spokesperson and Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Asnin Pendatun, who led the turnover, said they were prioritizing hospitals identified by the Ministry of Health as referral hospitals for COVID-19 patients in the region.

The medical supplies given to CRMC include a set of misting tent used for disinfecting patients and health workers, disposable and reusable Hazmats or Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), surgical and n95 masks, examination and surgical gloves, face shields, alcohol and other disinfectants.

Pendatun said that more medical supplies and equipment are expected to arrive at the Bangsamoro Government Center this week.

It will be distributed to other priority referral hospitals in the BARMM, including the Maguindanao Provincial Hospital, Amai Pakpak Medical Center in Lanao del Sur, Basilan General Hospital, Sulu Provincial Hospital, and the Datu Halun Sakilan Memorial Hospital in Tawi-Tawi. #