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BAI and NMIS join hands for the success of Antimicrobial Resistance Program

The National Meat Inspection Service and Bureau of Animal Industry signed a memorandum of agreement which grants NMIS a Vitek 2 Equipment donated by BAI to be used in the Antimicrobial Resistance Program last June 26, 2018 at the NMIS Training Room.

The Antimicrobial Resistance program is a project of Department of Agriculture, headed by the National Meat Inspection Service which aims to combat and eradicate antimicrobial resistance or as defined by the World Health Organization as the resistance of a microorganism to an antimicrobial medicine to which it was previously sensitive.” These resistant microbes are able withstand the effects of drugs, e.g. antibiotics, so that standard treatments are no longer effective.

After the ceremonial signing, Dr. Ernesto S. Gonzales said that NMIS is thankful to BAI because the said equipment will be a great help to identify microorganism and check for susceptibility of antimicrobials, thus, give a bigger chance of success to the AMR Program.

On the other hand, Dr. Jocelyn A. Salvador stated that BAI is pleased to donate the equipment to help both NMIS and their agency to fully implement the national plan to combat Antimicrobial Resistance and that the two agencies have always been partners when it comes on achieving their endeavors.

The event was participated by NMIS Executive Director, Dr. Ernesto S. Gonzales, BAI Officer-in-charge and Assistant Director, Dr. Jocelyn A. Salvador, NMIS Deputy Executive Director, Atty. Beata H.O Obsioma, NMIS Laboratory Chief, Dr. Jonathan V. Sabiniano and BAI Laboratory Chief, Dr. Magdalena S. Cruz. Pierre Jordan Escobar