FOLLOW the lead provided by Maribojoc, and Tagbilaran City, urge Bohol Police Commander Pssupt. Rodolfo Llorca, during the recent Kapihan sa PIA on disaster awareness.
Bohol Maribojoc and Jagna have just institutionalized their municipal emergency medical service (EMS) teams to respond to disaster and accident victim recovery.
On the other hand, Tagbilaran has its Tagbilaran City Emergency Medical and Rescue Operations Team, which does the same function as the EMS.
Llorca raised the issue upon seeing that most towns here have not put up properly trained EMS responders that many motor vehicle accident survivors have died instead for improper handling by untrained rescue personnel.
He also added that the EMS team, which Maribojoc has, is given appropriate training and equipment support.
We may be able to save lives and avert more disaster casualties if we prepare, Llorca stressed. (PIABohol)