ALL medical frontliners from the six Rural Health Units and Rafael Lazatin Memorial Medical Center will receive locally-made scrub suits and laboratory gowns.
The said clothing are Angeleño produced by the homebased mananahis who are part of the “Angeleño First” livelihood program, launched by Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr.
According to Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel, the hired home based mananahis aimed to produce 10,000 pairs of scrub suits and 10,000 laboratory gowns.
In fact, the nurses, midwives, and medical technologists assigned at the newly-renovated Rural Health Unit VI, also called as Puso Center, already wore their Gawang Angeleño scrub suits.
“Lahat po ng medical workers po natin makakatanggap ng kanya-kanyang scrub suit at laboratory gowns,” Manuel, who is also supervising the livelihood project with Chief Adviser IC Calaguas said.
Angeles City Economic Development and Investment Promotions Officer Irish Bonus-Llego said that initially the livelihood project is set to produce reusable face masks and Personal Protective Equipment, but now it was also extended to the clothing of medical frontliners.
To recall, 17 local designers namely Rich Sabinian, Rosette Ramos-Biag, Danica Zita, Manny Ocampo, Stephen Victoriano, Jhune Angeles, Joey Feliciano, Bhry Adefuin, Jojo Macapinlac, Mich Viray, Carl Miranda, Cholo Ayuyao, Richard Hill, Rop Syquia, Philip Dizon Torres, Marlon Tuazon, and Frederick Policarpio took part in training the mananahis and produce design for facemasks and PPEs.
To date, 322,000 facemasks and 32,200 PPEs were already made and turned over by the hired home based mananahis.
These facemasks and PPEs were distributed to health workers in public and private hospitals, Irish-Llego said.
In the coming weeks, the facemasks will be distributed to all public schools. (PR/Angeles City Information Office)