Previous articleShannon Airport goes dog friendlyNext articleWIN family tickets to KALEIDOSCOPE 2019 on June 28 – 30 Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Print Advertisement Twitter Facebook Calling Limerick’s Creative Kids! TAGSartsentertainmentlifestylelistenMediaNewspodcastroundupsports RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist Receives Arts Council Next Generation Award worth €20,000 Linkedin Arts Council congratulates three Limerick artists on Covid-19 award WhatsApp Belltable:Connect invites applications for Translating Live to Online Workshops this Autumn Limerick City Gallery of Art exhibition showcases ‘Limerick Connections’ through artists over the past 50 years LifestyleNewsPodcastsSportPodcast: Limerick Post News Roundup June 22, 2019By Cian Reinhardt – June 20, 2019 105 Cian Reinhardt looks at the content in this week’s Limerick Post newspaper, giving a run-down on this week’s Health, Politics, Sports, Arts and Entertainment news.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This week’s headlines:119 Limerick women had abortions in the UK last yearLimerick Restaurant owner foes cashless after burglars strikeA life shaped by grief and healingCouncil meeting over park recycling centreAll this and our Sports news with Sporting Limerick and Arts and Entertainment news. Email Film in Limerick host ‘Meet the Funders’ free online seminar for filmmakers in the Mid-West
NewsHeritageLimerickSt. Patrick’s Day in LebanonBy Sarah Carr – March 22, 2021 173 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Facebook WhatsApp Linkedin Twitter MEMBERS of the Irish Army pictured outside the UNIFL Head Quarters in Lebanon on St. Patrick’s Day.The soldier in the middle of the front row is holding shamrock and the lights are green for the occasion.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up On the left in the front row is, Lieutenant Colonel Micheal Roche.Micheal is a native of Doon, Co. Limerick and is a former student of Doon C.B.S. Primary and secondary schools and Doon and Oola G.A.A. Clubs. He is due home in April after seven months serving with UNIFL in Lebanon. He will be in quarantine for two weeks before he meets his family. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostSt Patrick’s Day Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Previous articleClaims Garda shredded murder case statement still under investigationNext articleSearch of Suspected Shebeen Co.Limerick Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Print
“That’s why after swabbing the person concerned should just stay home until the test result is released. Para indi mag-spread (virus) if ever may mag-positive,” said Abello. “We are building our own laboratory not only for COVID-19. That is really part of the plan of the provincial government to upgrade our hospital capability, among others, and when COVID-19 came we put RT-PCR test lab there,” Defensor said. (With a report from LHC, Capitol News/PN) She also acknowledged that the delayed release of test results would delay the conduct of contact tracing, therefore increasing the risk of virus transmission. “Massive contact tracing was conducted and lots of specimens were collected for testing. Last week the laboratory received over 4,000 samples,” said Abello. Both machines are expected to be delivered to the province within the week. The WVMC sub-national laboratory started operating in March. It has since received 31,898 specimens for testing. The remaining specimens were stored in a refrigerator while waiting for processing. In a related development, the Iloilo provincial government announced it would lend its RT-PCR machine to WVMC to boost the latter’s testing capacity. According to Abello, the backlog surged following the lockdown of two hospitals – St. Paul’s Hospital of Iloilo in this city and Pedro L. Gindap Municipal Hospital in Barbaza, Antique – these past two weeks. They have healthcare workers who tested positive for COVID-19. “Six hundred of these are waiting to be loaded sa RT-PCR (real time – polymerase chain reaction) machine, 414 for scanning and 420 for signing,” said Abello. Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. said the machine, worth P2.7 million, is for use of the Iloilo Provincial Hospital where another COVID-19 testing laboratory is being constructed. ILOILO City – Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) sub-national laboratory’s backlogs in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing reached 3,200 specimens as of July 8, according to Dr. Stephanie Abello, chief pathologist. The WVMC sub-national laboratory releases an average of 400 results daily but to address the backlogs it would be doubling its output, said Abello. Meanwhile, the construction of the COVID-19 laboratory at the provincial hospital is ongoing. An amount of P9 million was allotted for its construction sourced from the Bayanihan Fund. The provincial government will also lend its fully-automated RNA extraction machine worth P1.950 million to the WVMC. The machine helps shorten the turnaround time for test results. “But in the meantime we will put it at WVMC. We will also put personnel there so we can train them,” he said. The provincial government’s Hospital Management Office chief Dr. Cynthia Ng said the province has also lent two desktop computers and two ventilators to WVMC.