SANTIAGO CITY, ISABELA – To aid in mass testing to better combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) deployed two (2) Specimen Collection Booths in Isabela. The Specimen Collection Booths were deployed at the Southern Isabela Medical Center, Santiago City, Isabela and is now collecting samples for COVID-19 suspected patients.

According to the Secretary of DOST, Prof. Fortunato T. de la Pena, SCB is specifically designed as a government’s drive in support to the Mass Testing and to provide immediate help to those afflicted with COVID-19.

This equipment is strategically designed not just to mobilize the gathering of samples but also serves as an efficient protection most especially for the health workers from getting infected by individuals that will undergo the specimen collection.

This booth is designed and fabricated by Futuristic and Aviation and Maritime Enterprise, Inc. (FAME), a grant awardee of DOST- Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD), in compliance with the strict guidelines from the agency.

The SCB has angle bars for the frames, plywood walls, clear, waterproof acrylic window with a measure of 1m x 1.5m x 2.25m (LWH), and a heavy-duty-4-inch caster wheel for mobility.

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