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PG Pangasinan conducted Orientation-Forum for Funeral Parlors/Mortuary Service Workers

LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN- The Provincial Government of Pangasinan, through the Provincial Health Office, in coordination with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) as the lead agency in the Management of the Dead and Missing (MDM) Response Cluster, Department of Health (DOH), Philippine National Police (PNP), and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) conducted a face-to-face Orientation-Forum for Funeral Parlors/Mortuary Service Workers on April 15, 2020 at the Pangasinan Training and Development Center (PTDC).

The activity aimed to capacitate the funeral parlors and mortuary service workers in the proper handling and disposal of the remains of Covid-19 confirmed cases and persons under investigation (PUI). It was spearheaded by Hon. Amado I. Espino III, Provincial Governor of Pangasinan. Thirty-six (36) funeral parlors in the province attended the said activity. They were the commissioned funeral parlors/crematoriums of their LGUs to handle the remains of Covid-19 confirmed cases and PUIs. Also present were DILG Provincial Director Paulino G. Lalata, Jr., Provincial Administrator Atty. Nimrod Camba, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Anna Maria Teresa De Guzman, DOH Consultant, Ashley Antonio, Provincial Epidemiology and Surveillance Officer Rodhalia Binay-an, BFP Superintendent Noel Gagalac, PNP Crime Laboratory Representative Dr. Ariel De Vera, Provincial Information Officer Orpheus Velasco, and PRRDMO Rhodyn Luchinvar Oro. The topics discussed were: Covid-19 Provincial Situationer; Personal Hygienic Measures; Universal, Standard, and Transmission-based Precautionary Measures; and, Recommended Precautions when Handling Remains.

After the orientation-forum, all the participants, together with the key executives of the provincial government and national agencies, signed a pledge of commitment to signify their support to the objectives of the activity in fighting against the Covid-19 pandemic in the province of Pangasinan.

The Provincial Government of Pangasinan is the first province in Region 1 to conduct the said orientation-forum.

(Photo courtesy: Province of Pangasinan official Facebook page)

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