The Bacolod City Emergency Operations Center-Task Force (EOC-TF), led by the Extraction Cluster, recently conducted a night simulation exercises for the extraction of hotel guests with COVID-19 at Park Inn by Radisson.
Mayor Evelio Leonardia, who witnessed the simulation exercises, said the hotel management informed him they are planning to do similar simulation exercises quarterly.
“I’m happy that Park Inn by Radisson made an effort to do these exercises. This is a simulation in which the hotel should be able to perform careful and certain procedures to avoid any contamination if there’s a COVID-19 positive guest in the hotel,” he said.
Supervising the simulation exercises were EOC-TF Deputy for Medical Dr. Anna Maria Laarni Pornan, who also heads the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office; Sherwin Lucas, general manager of Park Inn by Radisson; and Christian Mark Banagan, security manager of the hotel.
Pornan said they are conducting simulation exercises in order to teach hotel personnel, with the help of the city’s Extraction Team, how to safely extract and handle a guest with COVID-19./WDJ