By Franco Regala
ANGELES CITY — The city government here has distributed thermal scanners and face masks to the city’s health centers and offices to enforce strict safety measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Angeles City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. said he ordered the distribution of the medical supplies for use in all six Rural Health Units (RHUs), 28 Sub Health Centers, and entry and exit checkpoints in the city.
The city government also distributed two units of thermal guns and face masks at the City Hall building and its offsite offices, as well as at checkpoints in the city, he added.
“This virus outbreak is a matter of public concern. Therefore, we must address it as a whole, making sure we are providing the best possible support on the ground level because this is where it begins. For us to properly address the virus, we must be many steps ahead of it,” the mayor said.
“For everyone to be safe, we need consistent monitoring and preventive measures. We need to be wary of possible symptoms and address them accordingly. This way no one in the city would be left behind during this outbreak,” he added.
Earlier, the city mayor has also ordered the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPEs) and other medical equipment including testing kits as part of the measures of the city against the dreaded disease.
Lazatin reiterated his appeal to the public to utilize the Quick Response Team of the local government by calling the 24/7 hotlines manned by the Angeles City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (ACDRRMO), and to follow the set guidelines in case of COVID 19 suspected cases.