Outrage turns to action: Rufus Rodriguez thanks IATF for sending 12 ventilators to CDO


By Billy Begas

Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez thanked the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) for sending 12 mechanical ventilators in Cagayan de Oro, which arrived on Sunday.

Rodriguez said the ventilators will be turned over by the Department of Health (DOH) 10 Regional Director Jose Llacuna Jr., to Dr. Jose Chan, head of Northern Mindanao Medical Center.

The ventilators cost P854,186 each or a total of P10,250,232 in total.

Since he requested for 24 ventilators as recommended by Llacuna, Rodriguez will again write the IATF for the delivery to CDO of additional 12 ventilators.

Rodriguez in June 21 wrote letters to IATF co-chaired by Health Secretary Francisco Duque and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles requesting to send 24 ventilators of CDO.