June 24, 2024

With the sustained increase  in Covid-19 cases, the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) has been doing overtime work in disinfecting city government offices where infections took place.
In her report to Mayor Benjamin Magalong last Jan. 18, CDRRMO chief Antonette Anaban asked for the procurement of additional fogging machines. The CDRRMO only has two fogging equipment with one already damaged.
Anaban said CDRRMO needs four more fogging machines:  two for the left and right wing of the City Hall; one for the City Social Welfare and Development Office and its field offices; and another for the City Treasury Office and market office.
She said designated safety officers should also be oriented on the use of the fogging machines so that offices need not wait for CDRRMO personnel to do the disinfection.
General Services Office head Eugene Buyucan said his office has also been regularly conducting disinfection sweeps at the hallways of City Hall.
Meanwhile, City Health Services Office Sanitation Division chief Charles Carame said barangays are continuously doing their own disinfection since they have already been trained to do so.
He said before, it was the CHSO, Public Order and Safety Division, and Bureau of Fire Protection that conducted the disinfection in the barangays with the POSD tasked to do the scheduling.
Now it is the city’s contact tracers, health centers, and barangay health and emergency response teams that advise the barangays when to disinfect. – Gaby B. Keith