The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Cebu Chapter finalized its partnership with ANGKAS and will launch a home service saliva RT-PCR test soon.
PRC Cebu chapter, through the directives of PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon, brings Angkas to Cebu, the first and largest app-based professional motorcycle taxi service in the country, to conduct home service saliva collection for the PRC saliva RT-PCR test.
“We must not stop the intensification of COVID-19 Testing thru RT-PCR to Win Our War against the pandemic. Testing is important because through testing we will be able to determine and isolate COVID-19 positive individuals and prevent transmission in our households,” Sen. Dick Gordon said.
Chairman Dick Gordon also reiterated that this partnership will provide riders a source of income during the pandemic because riders are one of the most affected groups whose livelihood was deeply affected during the imposition of lockdown.
Angkas riders will be given the same training and will be certified as Saliva Specimen Collector. The training included proper handling and dispatch, apart from the collection. The partnership with Angkas will address the many requests of home service while PRC provides them livelihood.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) deploys its Bakuna Bus from Victory Liner to Region 4A and covered areas in Lemery, Batangas, San Pascual, Batangas, and General Trias, Cavite, last September 23, 2021.
PRC inoculated a total of 300 individuals in Lemery, 300 individuals in San Pascual, and 714 individuals at General Trias, Cavite. PRC through its Resbakuna Vaccination Programs continues to move forward to further assist the different Local Government Unit (LGU) in the vaccine rollout. The vaccination teams deployed include physicians, nurses, ambulance personnel, staff, and volunteers.
“Patuloy ang ating pagbabakuna sa mga residente sa iba’t ibang sulok ng bansa. In partnership with the local government unit at sa ating mga bus donors, kasama ang Red Cross staff and volunteers ay mas mapabilis natin ang pagbibigay ng bakuna lalo na sa mga most vulnerable communities. Together we will win our war against COVID-19,” PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon said.
Recently, Batangas Chapter fully vaccinated Bauan Technical High School and Brgy. Pagaspas, Tanauan City.
PRC Batangas chapter continues to deploy its Bakuna Buses and target to vaccinate 247 individuals in Alitagtag, Batangas and 222 individuals at Lipa City, Batangas.