By: FO2 Anna Liza L Tomas
The municipality of Piddig, Ilocos Norte, with the leadership of Honorable Mayor Eduardo “Eddie” Guillen, launched a 24/7 Quick Response Team, the “Piddig Cares Center”, last May 28, 2013.
Piddig Cares, is a critical health care facility which aims to assist individuals in crisis situation who need immediate medical attention due to illness or accidents and serves as an effective mechanism in the eventuality of disasters and natural calamities. It is envisioned to protect, safeguard and promote the safety and well-being of Piddigueños in crisis situations as well as those in need of emergency medical attention and intervention through the prudent use of local government resources with the purpose of delivering quality and prompt service to the community.
The facility, which is open 24 hours a day at 7 days a week, is presently being manned by personnel from the Bureau of Fire Protection Piddig headed by SFO3 Edison M Reyes, Office of the Municipal Mayor, and Volunteers.
This program is in parallel to one of the mandates of the Bureau of Fire Protection which is to provide emergency medical and rescue services to the community.