CDRRMO says city needs daily buffer of oxygen supply

22 September 2021 – The city should have a daily buffer supply of at least 30 pieces of 10 pounds; 30 pieces , 20 pounds; and 20 pieces , 50 pounds of oxygen tanks according to City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) head Antonette Anaban.

In Tuesday’s virtual management committee meeting of local officials led by Mayor Benjamin Magalong, she said 250 tanks of oxygen supply is currently available for emergency use and can be accessed at the CDRRMO.

Anaban said personal use is welcome as long as those who borrowed  will return the oxygen tanks refilled.

The city government should facilitate the procurement of additional 50 pound oxygen tanks, regulators and high flow cannulas and establish a network with an outside oxygen industrial plant to sustain its supply, she said.

Anaban said access to oxygen supply is one of the key result areas of the Summer Capital’s Covid-19 Delta variant contingency plan.

She earlier requested all city government offices to have their own respective coronavirus-2019 (Covid-19) contingency plans especially now that the more infectious Delta variant has emerged.

This is in keeping with the city’s push towards “self-reliance” and will encourage offices to be pro-active in dealing with the pandemic and not be overly dependent on other departments, Anaban said.

She is advising government and private establishments to designate their respective health protocol officer to enforce minimum public health standards in their work places subject to orientation by the Health Services Office so they will know what to do when an employee tests positive of the virus. – Gaby B. Keith