CHO assigns first aid kits in city offices PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 25 July 2011 15:27

In a bid to ensure safe and healthy workplace, the City Health Office has initiated the distribution of first aid kits to different city departments and all other working stations of the city government.

Mayor Celso Lobregat and City Health Officer Rodelin Agbulos will spearhead the distribution of the first aid kits to city department heads after the flag raising ceremony in front of City Hall at 8am this morning.

Dr. Agbulos said the first aid kits contain the tools that should help temporarily treat and stabilize a victim until they can be delivered to a facility designed to address the injuries thoroughly.

Each kit contains blood pressure apparatus, nebulizer, thermometers, sterile adhesive bandage, absorbent gauze and gauze pads, cotton, band aids, plasters, scissor, antiseptic or solutions for cleaning wounds, sodium chloride, disposable gloves, hot and cold compress, penlight and non-prescription drugs like paracetamol pain relievers, anti-diarrhea medication and several others.

Dr. Agbulos said it is imperative that every office has an accessible first aid box that will allow employees to stabilize minor injuries or health problems that may arise, until help arrives.

The kits will be distributed by clusters—annex City Hall building that will cover the City Engineer’s Office, City Planning and Development Office and Computer Services Division; City Administrator’s Office that will cover City legal Office, barangay affairs division and the office of the Executive Secretary; City mayor’s Office; City Accountant’s Office that will also cover the City Assessor’s Office and the City Treasurer’s Office that will also cover the City Budget Office and the Licensing Division and the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) office.

Similar kits will also be assigned to the Paseo del Mar, Plaza del Pilar and the Swimming Pool.
The first aid kit project forms part of the city government’s health services and is funded through the CHO’s Philhealth capitation fund. — Sheila Covarrubias