NCRPO Chief PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS, proudly announced the creation of Station Health Units in all Police Districts of NCRPO.
The Station Health Unit is geared to act as force multiplier of the Regional Health Service-NCRPO in the management of Covid 19 cases among its personnel.
This initiative aims to ensure and guarantee the health and safety of NCRPO’s frontline force in the battle against the Covid 19 virus and other emergency health situations.
With the increasing number of police officers infected with Covid 19, PMGEN SINAS ordered for the invigoration of initiatives geared towards strengthening NCRPO’S capabilities in the battle against the Covid 19 virus.
In line with this, the SHU was conceptualized which will be primarily responsible in monitoring the health status of police officers within its AOR; assist personnel due for Physical Fitness Test, Annual Physical Examination, medical evaluation and other personnel medical requirements; and provide tactical medical support during station operations.
Currently, all police districts of NCRPO were able to establish several units of their very own Station Health Unit with Northern Police District having 5 units manned by 50 personnel, Eastern Police District with 5 units manned by 61 personnel, Manila Police District with 13 units manned by 87, Southern Police District with 8 units manned by 48 personnel and Quezon City Police District with 13 units manned by 79 personnel.
From its implementation, the Station Health Unit proved to be effective in addressing emergency medical situations. In an incident which transpired in Mandaluyong City Jail. Two police officers who suffered from gunshot wounds were immediately given medical attention in a nearby Station Health Unit before they were brought to Mandaluyong Medical Center for appropriate medical treatment.
“I am impressed by the immediate adherence of all Police Districts to my call for the creation of a Station Health Unit in their respective areas of responsibility. This endeavor will surely benefit our police officers who are doing their best in maintaining peace and order in the community while also fighting the unseen enemy,” PMGEN SINAS said.