THE top police official in Mabalacat City, Pampanga said every policeman needs to be always healthy in order to serve the people properly.
Lieutenant Colonel Soledad Elefanio, the city's police chief, said she and the entire police force here religiously observe health protocols to prevent being infected with coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
"Ino-observe po namin talaga ang minimum health standard protocols para kami po ay hindi magkasakit. Unang-una po kasi siyempre kapag nagkasakit kami hindi po kami makakapag silbi dito sa Mabalacat,” the police official said.
(We really observe the minimum health standard protocols so that we do not get sick. First of all, of course, when we get sick, we can't serve here in Mabalacat.)
Aside from the health protocols, policemen take vitamins and enough rest to boost their immune system, according to Elefanio.
The city police official also disclosed that almost all of the 103 personnel of the Mabalacat Police Station were vaccinated against Covid-19.
As frontliners, Elefanio said policemen are at high risk of getting infected with Covid-19.
A total of five personnel in the local station were infected with the virus, she added.
Elefanio said she ordered a daily disinfection of all police detachments in the city.
Police officers also implement social distancing, wearing of face covers and other regulations inside police precincts, the top cop stated.
Elefanio appealed to the people of Mabalacat to follow the regulations set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases and executive order issued by Governor Dennis Pineda.
"Dito po sa Pampanga, mayroon Executive Order 17-C si governor. Sundin po natin ito, huwag nating ipagsawalang bahala ang ating pagiingat at pagsunod sa minimum standard protocols," the police chief said.
(Here in Pampanga, the governor has Executive Order 17-C. Let's follow this, let's not neglect our caution and adherence to minimum standard protocols.)
"Hindi lang po yung mga mahahawa niyo ang maaapektuhan kundi yung mga tao pa na mahal niyo sa buhay, pamilya niyo. Kapag nagka-Covid po ang isang tao, hindi po natin alam. Pasalamat tayo sa Diyos kung masu-survive natin ito,” she added.
(Not only those you can infect will be affected but also the people you love in life, your family. We don’t know when one could get infected. Let us thank God if we can survive this pandemic.)