CHO to establish health stations PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 29 October 2017 15:28

The City Health Office (CHO) is preparing to establish health stations in the different cemeteries during the observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day this coming week.

Dr. Rodel Agbulos, City Health Officer, said that they will deploy 26 doctors, health personnel and ambulances from October 31 to November 1 in public and private cemeteries in the city.

Agbulos said that they have already met with personnel from the Philippine Red Cross, the Zamboanga City Medical Center, the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, the Puericulture Center, the Zamboanga police and the Bureau of Fire Protection to prepare for the program.

“We encourage grande private cemeteries to come up with their health team cay el focus diatun will be more on public cemeteries,” Agbulos said.

Common complaints received by medical practitioners assigned to cemeteries are headaches, stomach aches, increase in blood pressure, and asthma attacks.

Agbulos is advising cemtery goers to protect themselves from sun and rain, hydrate themselves and drink their maintenance medicines before setting off for the cemeteries.

There are a total of 37 cemeteries in the city.  (RGAAGo)