4.21.2013

PIA News Service - Saturday, April 20, 2013



Red Cross-Butuan reports Feb, March accomplishments

By Hannah Cheen P. Osin

BUTUAN CITY, April 20 (PIA) -- The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Agusan del Norte – Butuan City Chapter unveiled recently its Basic Disaster Management accomplishment report for the months of February and March at Con Con Hall, Balanghai Hotel Convention Center, this city.

Based on the report, series of training were conducted by the chapter such as eight classes on Standard First Aid and Basic Life Support Healthcare Providers Training Course, three classes on Tailored First Aid and Basic Life Support Adult Lay Rescuer Training Course, three classes on Basic Water Safety Training Course and has set up in 22 separate occasions First Aid Station and Ambulance Services.

The chapter continued the implementation of the Community Based Health and First Aid Project at the Municipality of Carmen in coordination with the town’s Rural Health Unit through its Municipal Health Officer, said a report. The Community Health Volunteers also conducted health education and campaign activity on First Aid on their respective barangays with 65 numbers of people reached.

On February 14, 2013, four Senior Health Volunteers assisted the Mobile Blood Donation organized by Radyo Trumpeta at their radio station. They were able to serve 54 clients through blood pressure taking, it said.

And on February 25 to March 10, 2013, the Chapter Service Representative conducted the post disaster and detailed health assessment at the Province of Davao Oriental covering the three Municipalities (Baganga, Cateel, Boston) and Agusan del Sur covering four Municipalities (Trento, Veruela, Santa Josefa, and Loreto) which were hit by Typhoon Pablo.

The health assessment was conducted to define an action plan that will cover immediate action, short-term actions and long-term developmental plan for rehabilitation of health. (FEA/PIA-Caraga)