June 14, 2024

The city government has installed its own disinfectant machine to ensure steady supply of the sanitizing agent to aid the city’s Covid-19 operations.
The machine now housed at the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) will produce and supply the city’s own requirement for hypochlorous acid for the conduct of regular disinfection operations, said Mayor Benjamin Magalong.
This will help the city cut on cost of purchasing disinfectants which it used to source out from San Fernando City, La Union at three drums per week.
Apart from cutting on cost, the city will also be able to extend assistance to hospitals by supplying them with sanitizing agent free of charge.
To make it sustainable, the city is studying the possibility of charging fees to private entities that may want to avail of the product.
The mayor tasked the CDRRMO and the General Services Office to determine the schedule of fees, proceeds of which will go to the operation and maintenance of the machine.
Hypochlorous acid is said to be 80 times stronger than other chlorine-based disinfectants. – Aileen P. Refuerzo