By Henrie Angelie Tam, News Writer
First Printed on Vol. XCI No. 1. July 30, 2019
Silliman University College of Nursing faculty (SUCN) and medical health personnel all over the Philippines collaborated in the Community-based Disaster and Emergency Management Program last July 18 in the SUCN grounds. The program was to empower the participants to help educate and equip the community for disaster preparedness.
According to Dr. Freslyn Lim-Saco, Assistant Professor of SUCN, the Program of Leadership Excellence in Nursing (PoLEN) of SUCN collaborated with the California Baptist University’s College of Nursing for a simulation to help out the community to respond appropriately and promptly before, during and after disasters.
Nurses and personnel from hospitals in Dumaguete City including Silliman University Medical Center and ACE Dumaguete Doctors Inc. were present during the drill. Among those present were representatives from St. Paul University Dumaguete, Negros Oriental State University, Foundation University Dumaguete, and Misamis University.
Government sectors namely Dumaguete City Department of Education, Department of Education Division of Negros Oriental, Dumaguete City Health Office, and City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office were also in the event.
Special aid was given through the Negros Oriental Provincial SWAT team and Silliman University by providing a police car, fire truck, and ambulance. Student nurses also served as actors during the said event. In addition, Dumaguete Mayor, Felipe Antonio B. Remollo, provided meals, among others, as support for the event.