DMC joins Dinapigue’s blood letting

The Dinapigue Mining Corporation (DMC) employees and contractors participated in the sixth Blood Equipping Towards Adequacy, Maximized (BetaMAX) on May 28, 2020 to support the blood letting program of the local government and DMC.

Held at the Chakiton Multi-purpose covered court, BetaMAX is a brainchild project spearheaded by the Rural Health Unit (RHU) of Dinapigue in partnership with the Municipal Local Government Unit aimed at supporting the National Voluntary Blood Services Program.

A total of 41 employees and contractors from the DMC donated their blood for the project and DMC Site Nurse Genevie Quejas volunteered her services by assisting in the reading of vital signs for donors.

In order for a town’s population to be considered blood adequate, at least one percent of its local population has to be able to give blood but thanks to the selfless commitment of the residents of Dinapigue, the town was able to reach 3.76 percent for a total of 198 blood bags collected.

Because of the looming threat of COVID-19, measures for social distancing were strictly implemented and face masks were distributed for use by all donors.

The province of Dinapigue remains COVID-free due to the early implementation of transport restrictions since the start of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ).

The blood letting program was also supported by the Philippine Army (PA), Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Department of Education (DepED), Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Barangay officials.

“Sa Southern Isabela Medical Center at Dinapigue Mining Corporation, ang opisyal na mga partners ng Pamahalaang Bayan ng Dinapigue, ang suporta ng Philippine Army, PNP, BFP, DepED Dinapigue, NGOs, at mga Barangay officials at sa mga empleyado ng ating munisipyo sa pangunguna ng ating Mayor, Honorable Reynaldo Derije, no exact words can express out gratitude,” said Doctor Reygene Caratiquit of the Rinapigue RHU.

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