Marikina to deploy 1K health officers for Palaro

July 25, 2023 Arlene Rivera 196 views

MARIKINA City will deploy over 1,000 health and safety protocol officers to ensure the health and safety of Palarong Pambansa delegates, Mayor Marcelino “Marcy” Teodoro said.

“We will be deploying more than 1,000 health and safety protocol officers to all playing venues and billeting schools,” he said.

“Our primary concern is the health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, other delegates, and the general public,” the mayor stressed.

According to the mayor, there are 31 playing venues, 32 billeting schools and 35 sports disciplines during the Palaro 2023.

Mayor Teodoro said each team is composed of doctors, nurses and first aiders who have the medical expertise and are highly trained to address emergency medical issues.

“They will be manning properly equipped medical stations situated at the playing venues and billeting schools.

Ambulances are readily available on-site for emergencies requiring hospital attention,” he said. “We want to ensure an efficient conduct of Palaro here in Marikina,” he added.

Mayor Teodoro said that such safeguards have been in place to protect student-athletes and delegates from the threats of Covid-19.

“We have an existing Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility located in Bagong Sibol, Nangka.

It can accommodate around 100 patients with confirmed asymptomatic to mild cases of Covid-19,” the mayor said.

“This facility seeks to immediately isolate delegates who will test positive (for Covid) in order for them to quickly get the much-needed medical attention and treatment.”

Also, the city has Marikina Swabbing Facility and Marikina Molecular and Diagnostic Laboratory, wherein student-athletes and delegates can get Covid-19 tests quickly.

The city government of Marikina is also conducting daily and regular fumigation and sanitation activities at the billeting schools and playing venues, the mayor said.