Articles worth reading
Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte

Quezon City supports hiring of more contact tracers 

account_balanceQuezon City access_time5 days ago

Quezon City welcomed the national government’s recruitment of additional contact tracers to help bolster the ongoing campaign against the coronavirus disease 2019. “The hiring of more contact tracers is a welcome development in our fight...

Makati suppliers told to get accreditation

account_balanceMakati access_time5 days ago

Mayor Abby Binay has invited Makati-based suppliers of goods and services to register with the city Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) in order to qualify as beneficiaries of incentives being rolled out by the city government to boost and pr...

3,257 new virus cases reported on Sept. 18

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

The Department of Health (DOH) reported new 3,257 cases of infection, bringing the total to nearly 280,000. In its case bulletin Friday, the DOH said the total number of individuals who contracted Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus diseas...

Quezon City News

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte

Quezon City to distribute N95 masks to frontliners in the fight vs. COVID-19 

account_balanceQuezon City News account_circleMichael Lim chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

Quezon City will start distributing on February 18 some 2,500 sets of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and 3,500 N95 masks to the frontliners who are monitoring and transporting possible patients afflicted with the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

"We moved for the emergency procurement of disposable PPEs and N95 masks to provide adequate protection for our frontliners who have to deal with persons under investigation (PUI) for possible COVID-19,” said Mayor Joy Belmonte.

“We are the first city to do this because we believe it is better to be safe than sorry,” she added.

Next week, Belmonte will lead the distribution of PPE sets after the training of barangay health workers and Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERTs) on Tuesday.

She explained that the unused PPEs have a shelf life of three years so it can be utilized for other purposes as the need arises.

The mayor has allotted 445 PPEs to the Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (QCDRRMO), 300 each to the City Health Department (CHD), Rosario Maclang Bautista General Hospital, Novaliches District Hospital and Quezon City General Hospital and six PPEs each for the city’s 142 barangays.

Belmonte noted one disposable PPE set includes goggles, N95 mask, surgical mask, gown, coverall suit, footwear protection, gloves and headcap.

“We want to ensure that our health frontliners are safe from the virus, especially since our role is to transport PUIs to our sentinel hospitals,” said QCDRRMO head Mike Marasigan.

Marasigan added that only those with the certificate of training will be allowed to use and wear PPEs, and will be allowed to help in transporting PUIs.

Belmonte said the city has already procured additional 3,000 N95 mask, 300 non-contact infrared thermometers for schools and 6 high-grade thermal cameras to be used by hospitals, CHD and the QCDDRMO.

“The additional protective gear and equipment will arrive next week,” concluded Belmonte.


date_rangeDate Published
7 months ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

Photo courtesy of: PIO Muntinlupa

113 Muntinlupa seniors receive anti-flu vaccines

account_balanceMuntinlupa chrome_reader_mode1 week ago

At least 113 senior citizens from Villa Carolina 1, Barangay Tunasan received anti-flu and anti-pneumonia vaccine shots on September 15 to boost their immune system amid the pandemic. The City Health Office, thru Office of Senior Citizens Affairs, f...

Photo courtesy of: QCGov

Quezon City resumes manual payout of SAP aid

account_balanceQuezon City chrome_reader_mode1 week ago

The distribution of the second tranche of the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) cash assistance in Quezon City will be done manually again as the department is having difficulty reaching out to some beneficiaries due to lack...

Photo Courtesy of PNA

San Juan to mobilize police bike patrollers 

account_balanceSan Juan chrome_reader_mode1 week ago

San Juan City will launch the Philippine National Police (PNP)-San Juan Bike Patrollers to strictly implement the city’s ordinances on new normal, face shield, and anti-spitting. Mayor Francis Zamora will lead the event which will take place a...

The struggles in 2020 of the casino industry in the Philippines

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode2 weeks ago

Do you want to learn more about the challenges and predictions for the gambling industry in the Philippines? Find all answers in this article!

Let's Stay Connected Like us on our Facebook page.
×
Click on the article to continue reading
Quezon City sees drop in new Covid-19 cases Mayors to discuss NCR's GCQ status Facebook takes down fake accounts DSWD targets 200,000 more SAP aid recipients Contact tracers to begin work on Oct. 1 LTO releases new motorcycle plates Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature