Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has activated three city-run hospitals and 10 super health centers to treat possible victims of firecracker-related incidents in connection with the New Year’s celebration.
Belmonte said the city-run hospitals – QC General Hospital, Rosario Maclang Bautista General Hospital, and Novaliches District Hospital—and 10 super health centers are ready to take in and treat firecracker victims.
“It’s better to be prepared for any eventuality than be caught off guard in case of emergencies,” said Belmonte.
The 10 super health centers placed on standby are located in the following barangays: San Francisco in District 1; Batasan, NGC, Betty Go Belmonte, Payatas and Bagong Silangan in District 2; Murphy in District 3; Kamuning in District 4; and AJ Maximo and Sta. Lucia in District 5.
“Our 10 Super Health Centers are open 24 hours and are activated to assist and treat firecracker victims while our barangay health centers are placed on call to assist constituents with minor injuries,” she said.
Belmonte has likewise tasked the City Health Department to submit to her office centralized data on all firecracker-related cases.
The mayor has placed the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management office on yellow alert and will monitor the 180 firecracker/fireworks zones and the four major New Year countdown events in Eastwood, Quezon Memorial Circle, SB Plaza in Novaliches Proper, and La Loma.
The DRRM, in partnership with the barangays, will also ensure that the ambulances deployed in each of the city’s 142 barangays will have medical personnel and drivers on call for immediate response during emergencies.