City to establish autoclave facility at JRBGH
THROUGH a resolution, the 19th City Council headed by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy endorsed the establishment of an autoclave facility at the city-owned J.R.Borja General Hospital (JRBGH).
The proposed project will cost P80 million under the allocation for the city pursuant to the guidelines on the release and utilization of Local Government Support Fund – COVID 19 financial assistance to LGU’s consistent with the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act (RA 11494) per Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Local Budget Circular No. 128.
It was learned that an autoclave facility is used in medical and laboratory settings to sterilize lab equipment and waste. This sterilization works by using heat to kill microorganisms such as bacteria and spores.
City Mayor Oscar Moreno informed the legislative body that the project will help ensure that the city can continuously deliver unhampered quality public health services to its residents, as well as residents from neighboring municipalities who want to avail of
health services of the city government.
The resolution was reviewed and endorsed by the committees on health and health insurance and on laws and rules chaired by Councilors Maria Lourdes S. Gaane and Ian Mark Q. Nacaya, respectively.