Makati LGU gives 72-hour emergency kits to more than 8K city hall personnel
The local government unit (LGU) of Makati City has distributed free emergency kits to over 8, 000 city hall employees and detailed national agency personnel to boost their resilience and ensure uninterrupted public service when disasters strike, Mayor Abigail “Abby” Binay said on Friday (January 22)
(MAKATI LGU/ MANILA BULLETIN)Binay said they prioritized the provision of 72-hour emergency kits to a total of the 8, 232 city workers, saying they started the distribution on December 16, 2020 among frontliners battling coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
“We want to ensure that our frontliners and other city hall personnel are well-equipped not only to survive, but to continue providing critical services to Makatizens even during emergencies,” she said.The mayor stressed that it is salient to take care of their workforce and build their resilience to any kind of crisis in order to continuously serve Makati residents amid the pandemic and disasters.
The portable kits, according to Binay, provide necessities sufficient for three days that would help an individual survive a disaster while waiting for rescuers to arrive.The LGU said each portable emergency kit contains five moist towelettes, two SOS water pouches, two 12-hour light sticks, one food bar, one thermal blanket, one N95 Respirator Mask, one ID card holder with lanyard and an emergency card. headtopics.com
As of this writing, the LGU said 3,417 regular employees, 4,795 casual employees, and 20 contractual employees benefited from the project.On December 16, the city prioritized the distribution of the kits to some 200 frontliners and essential workforce personnel who are deployed to the COVID-19 operations of the city.Read more: Manila Bulletin News »
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