PRO8 Acquires COVID-19 Protective Equipment

PRO8 Acquires COVID-19 Protective Equipment


 Camp Ruperto Kangleon, Palo, Leyte- Police Regional Office 8 under the leadership of PBGEN FERDINAND O DIVINA, Regional Director, acquired 16 sets of COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on February 18, 2020.

In support to the government’s effort to contain the spread of the virus in the country, the PNP in coordination with Department of Health (DOH) is directed to conduct contact tracing of possible Patients Under Investigation (PUI) and Persons Under Monitoring (PUM), secure the transfer of patients to the appropriate health facilities, ensure the security and the well-being of its personnel, and provide necessary needs, supplies and medical equipment particularly to the designated responders.

The PPE includes: Tyvek Chemical Suit, OR Gown (Disposable); Thermo Scan (Infrared); N95 Mask; Rubberized Gloves; Nitrile Gloves, Chemical Resistant Steel Toe and Shank Boots; Disposable Chemical Resistant Boot Covers; Garbage Bag (Bio Hazard); Face Shiel; Eye Shields; Dry Fit Shirts; Power Sprayer (pressurized); Soap; Duct tape; and Zip Lock (#7 and #11).

These equipment are intended for the use of the Regional Standby Support Force team of PRO8 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak which recorded several PUI and PUM in the Region.

The PRO’s designated RSSF team which is composed of 34 personnel will undergo training on the proper usage of these PPE on March 3, 2020 with the Regional Health Service 8 of this Office.

“The safety and protection of our community and personnel will always be the top priority of our responders relative to the COVID-19 outbreak. Rest assured that we are continuously in collaboration with the concerned agencies to ensure the safety of everyone,” RD Divina stated.

Should you have any inquiry, please contact us through the following social media accounts: Facebook Account: Pulis Rehiyon VIII; or Facebook Page: Police Regional Office 8 or YouTube Channel: Pulis Otso (The Official YouTube Channel of PRO8).