MAMBAJAO, Camiguin (PIA)–In order to prepare their personnel for emergencies or disasters, the Local Government of Mambajao held the Hands-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training, March 3.
“Ang aim sa Mambajao is 95% of the households sa Mambajao nga ma-CPR ready na gyud siya sa hands only CPR para in case of emergency dili na gyud ta maghulat-hulat pa ang ambulansya or responder. At least nga naa na ta’y buhaton prior nga maghulat ta sa ambulansya,” said John Edrev Waminal of Mambajao Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO).
(The aim of Mambajao is that 95% of the households in Mambajao will be CPR ready with hands only CPR so that in case of emergency we will not have to wait for the ambulance or responder. At least we have something to do before we wait for the ambulance)
He added that, aside from the certificate of participation, those who complete the training will get stickers that they can post in their homes to emphasize that they have undergone hands-only CPR training.
This is also in preparation for the issuance of an ordinance requiring every establishment and household in the entire town to be ready and be trained in hands-only CPR.
“Required na gyud tanan at least two per family per household nga maka-train gyud ta og hands-only CPR. By March, mahuman na nato kay dili pud lalim to target the entire population,” Mambajao Vice Mayor Robert Closas said.
(Everyone is required—at least two per family and per household—to be trained in hands-only CPR. By March, we will be done because it is not deep enough to target the entire population)
Extending their appreciation for the skills training, Danilo Jalop and MJ Boborol, employees of LGU Mambajao, said aside from learning the correct process of CPR, it is also helpful to share the knowledge with their families and the people in their respective communities.
“Dapat jud nga makatuon ta unsaon pag-CPR ang isa ka tao para in case nga mahitabuan ta sa atong household matabang nato siya diretso kay na’y time nga ang atoang rescuer is dili makaabot diretso, so dapat gyud nga makakat-on ta mismo sa atong kaugalingon kung unsaon siya pag-CPR,” Boborol said.
(We should be able to learn how to do CPR on someone so that in case we meet accidents in our household, we can help our members directly because there is a time when our rescuer is not able to come directly, so we should learn it ourselves how to give CPR). (RTP/PIA-10/Camiguin)