POLICEMEN manning three Quarantine Control Points in Metro Manila are now equipped with high-tech thermal scanning equipment similar to those being used in the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, National Capital Region Police Office director, Major General DeboldM. Sinas announced yesterday.
The Swedish-made FLIR Thermal Scanners which cost P3.5 million were donated by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation to the NCRPO for much-faster thermal scanning of people passing thru their QCPs.
Sinas said there were only three units available in the market and upon purchase, each was placed at the NCRPO QCPs located at the Malanday Bridge in Valenzuela City which connects the metropolis to San Jose del Monte City in Bulacan; Muntinlupa in southern Metro Manila which is being used by people from Cavite, Laguna, Batangasand Quezon for entry into the metropolis; and along Marcos Highway in Marikina which is the main passage of people coming from AntipoloCity and other parts of Rizal and Quezon province.
“The equipment will make the scanning faster and will provide more protection for our men since no contact will be done,” said Sinas.