November 28, 2010 in NL general
Region 1 hospital closes for routing disinfection
By Danny Sagun/PIA Pangasinan
DAGUPAN CITY — Closing of hospital wards to disinfect them is a normal routine to keep people free from infection, the former head of the Region 1 Medical Center said Thursday, November 25.
Dr. Jesus “Jess” Canto, now city councilor, said that hospital wards need to be sterilized using ultra-violet rays especially when infection is discovered.
Canto was reacting to reports that the medical center already closed allegedly because of pseudomonas, which like other bacteria or virus develop resistance to drugs like antibiotics. The media reports reportedly caused undue alarm to some people who are not aware or informed of the usual practice in health facilities like fumigation or disinfection of affected areas.
He likewise clarified that the death of a medical intern last Sunday was not related to the closing of affected are as for sterilization. The victim apparently died of hemorrhagic dengue fever as shown by diagnosis, he said. #
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21 injured in N. Vizcaya as bus rams stall
By Ben Moses Ebreo/PIA NVizcaya
SOLANO, Nueva Vizcaya — Medical treatment is being administered to at least 21 passengers after sustaining injuries when their bus bound for Metro Manila rammed a chicken stall along a sharp curve of the national highway in barangay Aratal here on November 23.
Police Chief Inspector Marvin Follante said the Florida bus accidentally bumped the “Chooks to Go” chicken stall which was newly-constructed alongside the national highway at 11:30 PM. He said some of the passengers who got minor injuries have already left the medical centers and hospitals where they were temporarily treated.
Follante said they are in the process of locating the whereabouts of the driverwho fled immediately after the incident. #
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Isabela offers reward for fast solution of 2 killings
By MG Edale Jr./PIA Isabela
ILAGAN, Isabela — The provincial government has allotted P200,000 as reward to tipsters who would help in the fast resolution of two separate killings of village chiefs in two towns here on November 23.
It is recalled that last Tuesday, barangay captain Alfredo Salvador of Bagong Sikat, Alicia, Isabela and barangay captain Wilson Tan of District III, San Mateo Isabela were gunned down in their residences by unidentified shooters.
Meanwhile, Police Senior Superintendent Jimmy U. Rivera made a marching order to his chiefs of police to prevent more incidents in the province which he said is very alarming that must be solved immediately. #
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Nueva Vizcaya on guard vs bird flu virus
By Ben Ebreo/PIA NVizcaya
STA FE, Nueva Vizcaya — Local government and environment officials here have alerted their volunteers and enforcers over the possible entry of the dreaded Influenza Virus, known as bird flu in the province.
Teodorico Padilla in a press statement said they have dispatched their volunteer workers to closely monitor the practice of bird trapping in this town which may cause the spread of bird flu virus in the province.
Padilla added that they have already penned an ordinance regulating the practice of bird trapping or locally known as “Akik” in this town due to its adverse impact on the environment. The ordinance covers barangays Imugan, Canabuan, Malico, Tactac and Bantinan.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) here has also alerted its checkpoint in this town and in Aritao town over the possible illegal transport of prohibited birds carrying the dreaded Avian Influenza virus. #
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Soldiers capture NPA training camp in Cagayan province
By Freddie Lazaro/PIA Ilocos Sur
NARVACAN, Ilocos Sur — The elements of the Army’s 17th Infantry Batallion (IB) overran a camp of the New People’s Army (NPA) operating in Cagayan Valley region after a short firefight with the red fighters in the outskirts of Barangay Balanni, Santo Niño, Cagayan province on November 20.
Colonel Loreto Magundayao, spokesperson of the Army’s 5th Division based in Camp Melchor F. Dela Cruz Gamu, Isabela, said before the discovery of the camp, the army troopers led by two Lts. Malcolm C. Aquino and Dommy V. Bolquerin received reports from the local residents about the presence of heavily armed men in the area.
Lt. Colonel Laurence Mina, commander of the 17th IB said that while the soldiers were pursuing the NPAs they discovered an encampment with estimated total land area of 800 square meters with thirty nipa huts that can accommodate 3 to 5 persons, a classroom, two social halls, two kitchen and mess hall that can accommodate 80 to 100 persons. #