DOST calibrates weighing scales of gov't hospitals, RHUs in Ifugao

LAGAWE, Ifugao, Aug. 31 (PIA)- -Technicians from the Regional Standards and Testing Laboratory or the Metrology Laboratory of the Department of Science and Technology-Cordillera Administrative Region (DOST-CAR) calibrated the defective weighing scales of all the government hospitals  and rural health units in the province being utilized under their health and nutrition program.

Max Codamon of the DOST-Ifugao  said the request was made by the National Nutrition Council in order that the weighing of their clients especially children by barangay health workers and barangay nutrition scholars under the health and nutrition services of the Department of Health will be made more accurate and credible for the appropriate intervention program.

The weighing scales  from the Ifugao General Hospital, the district hospitals of Aguinaldo, Alfonso Lista, Lamut, Mayoyao and Tinoc and the different RHUs were all brought to the Provincial Capitol Building Atrium were they were calibrated as  one- stop activity.  


Roldan Inga-an, one of the technicians, said  the newly established Regional Metrology Laboratory in La Trinidad caters to mass and volume calibration and with its existence any operation which requires the use of a measuring instrument be it scientific, industrial or commercial applications becomes meaningful since the instruments will indicate precise measurements.

Mass calibration tests weights, balances and scales to determine the accuracy of test weights and various types of weighing scales like those used in selling rice, meat, vegetables and other goods.  Volume calibration, on the other hand,  is performed on calibrating buckets to measure accuracy such as the right volume of fuels being dispensed and sold to consumers. 

Performing calibration works at the Metrology Laboratory will also establish a traceability of the calibration of any equipment to that of an internationally accepted standard. (JDP/DBC- PIA CAR, Ifugao)  


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