On Saturday, vials containing blood specimen were found floating on the shoreline of Subic Bay. This incident stirred panic among residents in the area.
In a statement, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Chair Wilma Eisma said the vials were inside a plastic container that was discovered by a tourist, according to a report of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
According to Eisma, the vials could be hospital waste that was just washed ashore. She added that she had told the SBMA Law Enforcement Department (LED) to collect and turn over the vials to the SBMA Public Health and Safety Department (PHSD) for proper handling and disposal.
“The SBMA-PHSD will also work with the Department of Health to determine where these blood vials came from,” Eisma said.
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