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San Fernando task force trains City Hall employees on disinfection

TRAINING ON DISINFECTION. Members of the Building Maintenance Unit of the local government unit of San Fernando underwent training on proper disinfection of office premises facilitated by the Task Force Wash. (City of San Fernando Information Office)

MEMBERS of the Building Maintenance Unit (BMU) of the local government unit of San Fernando underwent training on proper disinfection of office premises facilitated by the Task Force Wash (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene).

Highlights of the discussion were the methods of disinfection, proper use of personal protective equipment and how to prepare chlorine solution in cleaning dirty surfaces.

During the training, Dr. Carlos Mercado, City Health officer-in-charge, reiterated the importance of cleanliness during the pandemic, saying this is the first line of defense against virus.

The City Government continues to remind Fernandinos to stay at home as much as possible and strictly comply with protocols set by the Department of Health.

The city, as of January 17, has 151 active cases, four recoveries and one mortality.

Meanwhile, Mayor Edwin Santiago tasked the local government unit's financial departments to modify the City's budget for the response to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, including the initial purchase of vaccine, which is expected to rise to P20 million to P25 million from the earlier targeted amount of P10 million.

A newly created technical working group will also be responsible in identifying the priority groups or clusters to be vaccinated first as the City is targeting to inoculate more than 260,000 Fernandinos.

Santiago said the group will also study which vaccine the City will tap and identify personnel and facilities that will administer the vaccines. (PR)


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