DavOr Provincial Capitol Offices disinfected

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DAVAO CITY – The provincial government of Davao Oriental through Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) together with the Office of the Provincial Fire Marshall (OPFM) conducted a disinfection operation at the Provincial Capitol on Saturday, June 6, 2020.

This, as the regular five-day workweek resumes in a full operational capacity in all government offices amidst the implementation of the Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ).

Donning full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), trained personnel from the PDRRMO, and Bureau of Fire Protection sprayed the disinfectant solution on office furniture and various surfaces where microbes and viruses thrive.

The offices at the Provincial Capitol were the first to be disinfected as these are the offices where a huge volume of people normally go, particularly for assistance and other government transactions.

Personnel of the Provincial Health Officer disinfect various office in the provincial capitol of Davao Oriental.-Photo by Franz Albo

According to Fire Officer II Meljan Macatabog, Chief Operations of the Special Rescue of the OPFM Bureau of Fire Protection, disinfection operation is usually done in facilities, places, vehicles, or individuals that are exposed to contaminants, especially infectious diseases.

“Due to the threat of the coronavirus disease pandemic, disinfection operation was done at the provincial Capitol considering that the facility has a high-risk exposure since people regularly come and go inside the facility,” said FO2 Macatabog, who led the disinfection operation with 14 trained personnel from BFP and PDRRMO.

“This operation is one example of taking extra precautionary measures for the safety of the employees and clients,” he added.

He said that all other public places like streets, parks, and other government offices where people regularly go will also be subjected to disinfection in the coming days.

The PDRRMO said that the disinfection protocols and biosafety hazards are now part of the new normal measures to ensure a clean and well-sanitized workplace, thus, securing the health safety of all employees and its clients.

Meanwhile, handwashing sinks, pedal-operated hand sanitizers, and foot baths, among others have also been installed at the Provincial Capitol to ensure observing the standard health protocols. Newsline

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