Operation Hugas Kamay Upang COVID-19 ay Mamatay (Handwashing Hour in the LGU)
The Rural Health Unit of Bantay, Ilocos Sur launched the “Operation Hugas Kamay Upang COVID-19 ay Mamatay” on March 30, 2020 during the meeting of the Liga ng mga Barangay.
The program advocates proper handwashing for every two hours using the LGU’s Public Address (PA) system. On its designated time, the Operation Hugas Kamay Upang COVID-19 ay Mamatay (Handwashing Hour in the LGU) LGU: Bantay, Ilocos Sur municipality sounds its alarm and the barangays will then simultaneously ring their public address system or their church bells to remind their residents that it is time to wash their hands.
Through this initiative, the LGU hopes that handwashing will eventually become a habit and will form part of the healthy lifestyle of every resident.