BAGUIO CITY – The city government intends to put up more dis-infection or sanitation tents in strategic areas in the city to meet the dis-infection and sanitation requirements of frontliners involved in the campaign against the spread of the Corona virus Disease (COVID) 2019 and prevent community transmission of the illness.
The City Buildings and Architecture Office (CBAO) has already construct about 20 dis-infection or sanitation tents within the compounds of public and private hospitals, the identified centralized containment area, the temporary lodging areas of frontliners, among others, to ensure the sanitation needs of the frontliners are effectively and efficiently addressed.
Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong said the design of the dis-infection or sanitation tents is based on the one the model from the University of the Philippines (UP) which was borrowed by the city government as its construction could be done by the CBAO with the use of available materials to save on costs.
Based on initial estimates, one sanitation tent costs around P220,000 when procured in the market through the regular bidding process.
However, based on the cost estimates of the CBAO that built the said dis-infecting tents, one sanitation tent only costs around P9,000 with the use of available materials needed and personnel of the city government.
The presence of dis-infection or sanitation tents in strategic areas in the city is one precautionary measure to prevent individuals, especially the frontliners, from being infected after handling persons under investigation (PUIs) or confirmed COVID patients that might compromise their health in the future.
The dis-infection or sanitation tents established in strategic areas in the city have been provided with sanitation supplies for use by the frontliners in sanitizing themselves before going to work and after reporting for work so that they will not contaminate the members of their families, especially when they are exposed to PUIs or confirmed COVID cases in the city.
City officials and health authorities are urging the public to patronize the dis-infection or sanitation tents as one way by which people could avoid contracting the deadly virus or other illness.
Further, the public was also requested by the city government to cooperate with the stringent sanitation rules and regulations being imposed for those in public places to make sure sanitation is observed to combat against the possible presence of the virus in their midst.
Aside from the put up of dis-infection tents, the city government is also conducting regular disinfection activities in major roads, the public market, and other public places in the city as part of its anti-COVID campaign. By Dexter A. See