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Codes White, Blue raised over hospitals, LGU

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – Negros Occidental Acting Governor Jeffrey Ferrer, chairperson of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council has raised Code Blue over the province, ordering city and municipal disaster risk reduction management councils to be on “full alert” as Tropical Storm Ursula barrels its way here.

Under Code White, all hospital staff, administration, and personnel are on-call round-the-clock for immediate mobilization. | Infographics by Richard D. Meriveles
Under Code White, all hospital staff, administration, and personnel are on-call round-the-clock for immediate mobilization. | Infographics by Richard D. Meriveles

Ferrer, in a memo to all disaster management councils, has also ordered a Code White for all 11 district hospitals, and the Provincial Health Office to ensure full preparedness of medical and health personnel.

An LGU under code blue means a considerable percentage of its disaster-preparedness units and equipment will be on full alert and ready for deployment.
An LGU under code blue means a considerable percentage of its disaster-preparedness units and equipment will be on full alert and ready for deployment. | Infographics by Richard D. Meriveles

An LGU under code blue means a considerable percentage of its disaster-preparedness units and equipment will be on full alert and ready for deployment.

A Code White Alert, on the other hand, refers to the readiness of hospital and medical staff to respond to any emergency situation.

Under Code White, all hospital staff, administration, and personnel are on-call round-the-clock for immediate mobilization.

Hannah A. Papasin
Hannah A. Papasinhttp://facebook.com/hannah.mariveles
Writer. Critic. Professor. She started writing since primary school and now has two published textbooks on communication. A film buff, she's a Communication, Media Literacy and Journalism Professor of the University of St. La Salle-Bacolod, and has a Master's Degree in English.

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