Barangay health workers (BHW) and Capitol personnel will undergo first aid training and seminars as response preparation for emergencies in barangays across Bohol, said a board member.
According to Board Member Jade Bautista, chair of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) committee on health and public sanitation, they are planning to teach Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation to BHWs, the initial healthcare providers in some villages.
Bautista said that Capitol employees such as drivers who frequent far-flung areas will also be trained to provide first aid treatment.
The neophyte board member noted that she will work with other government officials and agencies including the Provincial Health Office to set the plan in motion.
She also intends to meet BHWs in the province to get firsthand information on their needs and challenges in carrying out their duties.
Some villages reportedly do not have adequate equipment for providing basic healthcare needs such as a sphygmomanometer, an instrument for measuring blood pressure.
Bautista said that measures will be put in place to address the lack in equipment and she intends to have first aid kits placed in each of the Capitolâ€™s vehicles, but noted that this would require a large budget. (Rey Tutas)
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