NBI pushes "national ID system" as tool for identifying victims of disasters

ABS-CBNNews.com reports that National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Medico Legal Officer Doctor Wilfredo Tierra suggested the creation of a national database of medical and dental files to help future identification efforts. Tierra made the suggestion during an interview on ANC’s Headstart.

ABS-CBNNews.com reports that National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Medico Legal Officer Doctor Wilfredo Tierra suggested the creation of a national database of medical and dental files to help future identification efforts. Tierra made the suggestion during an interview on ANC’s Headstart.

 

According to the report, Tierra’s suggestion came "as NBI-Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) teams in the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan enter the second stage of identifying victims of Tropical Storm Sendong disaster victims." This stage involves "post-mortem or the full examination of dead bodies, checking of dental records, finger printing, and harvesting of DNA samples."

 

Tierra added: "We also suggest to the national government, (even) government employees  (to undergo) dental exams by the city or municipal dentist [so that they’ll have a] complete dental file."

 

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