Las Piñas city gov't prepares basic needs kit for distribution in vulnerable sectors

Published March 18, 2020, 2:06 PM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Jean Fernando 

The Las Piñas City government is now preparing basic need items like food, alcohol, sanitizers and face masks for distribution in vulnerable sectors told to stay home amid the enhanced community quarantine of Luzon.

According to the city’s Public Information chief Jimi Castillano, Mayor Imelda Aguilar also ordered the city’s 20 barangay heads in the city to identify the vulnerable sectors in their areas of jurisdiction.

Castillano also said Aguilar ordered barangay heads to continue to conduct sanitation and disinfection around their community to prevent the spread of the virus.

He added that with the declaration of Mayor Aguilar of the city lockdown and without public transportation, the city government will provide transportation to those working within the city specifically health front liners, doctors, nurses, and those working in the drug stores.

The PIO chief added that each barangay was provided tents with folding beds, where they can house sick persons who may inflicted with the virus before they are sent to hospital for treatment.

Castillano also added that the local Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) were also conducting rescue operations among street dwellers in the city as they are more susceptible to the virus.

He said the local DSWD are bringing the rescued street dwellers to Bahay Kalinga located in the city.

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