THE Bacolod City Council requested the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) to put up a satellite office at the Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC).
The request was based on a resolution approved by the City Council authored by Councilor Cindy Rojas.
The CDRRMO is headquartered at the old City Hall in the downtown area.
Rojas said it is the duty of every local government unit to promote the health and safety of its people.
She added that accidents happen in the most unexpected times and in the most unexpected places even at the Government Center.
“During these times, it is necessary that the city government, through the Bacolod CDRRMO provide immediate medical services,” Rojas said.
She also said the presence of a CDRRMO satellite office with complete facilities within the BCGC will speed up the emergency medical services that the city needs.
Dondon Parandas, officer-in-charge of CDRMMO, said he has yet to receive the said resolution.
“Once I have received it, I will coordinate with the City Health Office (CHO),” he added.
Parandas said he will ask the CHO if the CDRMMO personnel can stay at the second floor of the BCGC where the CHO satellite office is situated.
He also said that one of the ambulance units will be on standby at the BCGC.
Published in the SunStar Bacolod newspaper on September 14, 2017.
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