QC gov’t, dormitory provide lodging for frontliners from multiple public, private hospitals

 

QC gov’t, dormitory provide lodging for frontliners from multiple public, private hospitals
 
The Quezon City government and the private sector has joined forces in providing frontliners experiencing discrimination in their place of residence a temporary place to stay as they lead the fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Rainbow Place Dormitory in Tandang Sora has agreed to provide an initial 80 rooms for the city’s frontliners from multiple public and private hospitals who are being discriminated for working closely with COVID-19 patients.

The agreement was reached between the local government and Rainbow Place Dormitory through the effort of Mona Yap, officer in charge Mona Celine Yap, head of the Small Business Cooperatives Development Promotions Office (SBCDPO).

“Malaking tulong ito sa ating mga frontliners, lalo na sa ating health workers, na nakararanas ng diskrimasyon at pangungutya sa kanilang mga lugar dahil sa kanilang trabaho,” said Yap.

“This cooperation shows that the private sector and the local government truly cares for the well being of our frontliners,” she added.

According to Yap, Rainbow Place has allocated 20 rooms in Building 2, 14 rooms in Building 3, 24 rooms in Building 4 and 18 rooms in Building 5 for the city’s frontliners.

“The local government will make the necessary preparation of the rooms and the proper arrangement with our frontliners,” said Yap.

Meanwhile, the QC Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office on Thursday conducted a simultaneous decontamination and disinfection campaign in the city’s six districts as part of efforts to combat the deadly virus.

The activity was participated in by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), fire volunteers, fire brigades and barangay officials, according to QCDRRMO head Mike Marasigan.

The decontamination operations have started since March 10, 2020, aiming to contain and control the spreading of the virus within the city.

“Since the virus has been spreading rapidly, the QC government decided to conduct simultaneous decontamination Operations in all affected barangays to decontaminate the virus,” said Marasigan.

Marasigan said the local government also covered barangays and communities not yet affected by COVID-19 so as to prevent the virus from spreading to their areas.

As it intensifies its decontamination efforts to combat COVID-19, the local government called on residents to do their share by fully cooperating with authorities.

“We call on our citizens to follow social distancing. Your full cooperation will benefit us all," the local government said.

 

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