MERGE Bacolod Rep. Greg Gasataya, Dr. Julius Drilon, Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Dr. Marlyn Convocar (l-r) unveiled the marker to officially open the CLMMRH-Bacolod City BSL3 (Bio-safety Level 3) Molecular Laboratory in Bacolod City Saturday*


97 new Covid cases,
largest so far in WV
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ

There are 97 new COVID-19 positive patients in Western Visayas, 17 of whom are from Negros Occidental and nine from Bacolod City, the Department of Health reported Saturday and yesterday.

The DOH said the largest number of COVID confirmed cases in a single day in WV was yesterday with 91. There were six on Saturday.

Of the positive cases from Negros Occidental and Bacolod City, four are local residents who did not return from outside the province. moremoremore


‘CLMMRH lab to
strengthen fight vs. virus’
DOH gives P5M initial assistance
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO

The operation of the molecular laboratory at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City that was inaugurated Saturday will strengthen the fight against the coronavirus disease, Dr. Marlyn Concovar, Department of Health regional director said.

She said the opening of more biolabs in Negros Occidental will reduce the turnaround time of specimen collection and examination.

Concovar cited Mayor Evelio Leonardia and the city officials of Bacolod for a “commendable job done” in assisting the DOH in setting up the laboratory. moremoremore

 

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Come up with clear statement
on reimbursement, Ceneco told
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA

The Central Negros Electric Cooperative should come up with a clear statement regarding its reimbursement of consumers for overcharged electric bills in the previous months, consumer group leader Wennie Sancho said.

He said the power utility firm should specify the amount deducted from the bills.

Sancho, secretary-general of Power Watch Negros, pointed out that Ceneco’s statement is filled with inconsistencies as if it has already complied with the order of the Energy Regulatory Commission.