By Bohol Island News Staff | 01:54 PM December 31, 2019
The Gov. Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital (GCGMH) has recorded zero firecracker-related injury in Bohol province.
This is according to the records from GCGMH which covers the period from Dec. 21 until 12 noon of Dec. 31, 2019.
In spite of this good news, the hospital and health personnel are currently on standby and ready to respond to any emergency since they are on code white alert, as per the directive of the Department of Health (DOH).
Under code white alert, DOH said all hospital staff especially those assigned in emergency rooms, surgeons and those with specialization on trauma and injuries, are not allowed to go on leave.
Meanwhile, the Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO) is also on the alert and is continuously monitoring the entire province.
According to Police Col. Jonathan Cabal, they are really aiming to achieve the zero firecracker-related injuries until the New Year revelry is over.
He said they have been encouraging residents to avoid using firecrackers and fireworks and instead join in the community fireworks display.