UP Visayas Tacloban College (UPVTC), through URUGUP, its institutional response to the COVID-19 crisis in Eastern Visayas, distributed its second batch of 80% ethyl alcohol URUGUP hand rub on May 27.
Five liters each of the UPVTC-produced antiseptic solution were given to: the Philippine National Police Region VIII Infirmary; Schistomiasis Hospital;the local government of MacArthur, Leyte; and, the local government of Guiuan, Eastern Samar. These institutions also received 3D-printed face shields produced by the Department of Science and Technology-Metal Industry Research and Development Center in partnership with UPV.
URUGUP hand rub is produced by UPVTC Chemistry faculty, researchers, and alumni.
UPVTC previously provided: the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center with 20 liters of 80% ethyl alcohol; Maasin City Hospital with 5 liters; and Abuyog District Hospital with 2.5 liters. The UPVTC Security Office received 600 milliliters of 75% isopropyl alcohol and almost 3.8 liters of 80% ethyl alcohol. Personnel manning Tacloban entry and exit points were also given 1.5 liters of 75% isopropyl alcohol.
(With report from Marvie Villones, UPVTC Office of the Continuing Education and Pahinungod)