WHRA Receives 4 New Ambulances

first_imgRelatedWHRA Receives 4 New Ambulances FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Four new Mercedes Benz ambulances have been added to the fleet within the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), bringing the number of functional ambulances in the region to 15.The new ambulances are from 12 recently received by the Ministry of Health, from an order of 22 units.Public Relations and Access to Information Officer with the WRHA, Clinton Pickering, said that an additional three new ambulances would be delivered to the WRHA, when the remaining 10 vehicles were delivered to the Ministry.The allocation of the new ambulances will see one each being assigned to the Savanna-la-mar Hospital in Westmorland; Cornwall Regional in St. James; Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny; and Noel Holmes in Hanover. This will bring to six, the number of functional ambulances operating in the parish of Westmoreland, while St. James will have four; Trelawny, three; and Hanover, two.Savanna-la-mar Hospital will receive one of the remaining three vehicles from the Ministry, while the other two will be assigned to Cornwall Regional.Meanwhile, in an effort to ensure excellent care of the units, the ambulance drivers within the WRHA recently underwent an intensive defensive driving course, which was administered by a team led by Paul Clementson, head of the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Housing, Transport and Works, The majority ambulances workers within the WRHA are trained emergency responders. RelatedWHRA Receives 4 New Ambulances WHRA Receives 4 New Ambulances UncategorizedJanuary 17, 2007center_img Advertisements RelatedWHRA Receives 4 New Ambulanceslast_img read more

Precautions to be taken to fight with Covid-19

first_imgWe are all aware that we are now living in the most difficult days humans of this generation have ever seen. The coronavirus is a respiratory virus which spreads primarily through the droplets that are generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or through droplets of saliva or the discharge from the nose. Corona is the new virus, which has spread in no time and attacked millions of people all over the world.During these pandemic days, we must come together to fight Covid-19. We must be social distancing from one another and should not physically touch anyone unnecessarily. We must sanitize ourselves with a sanitizer and wash our hands on a regular basis to maintain hygiene. Never leave your homes, unless there is an emergency or an important need to be fulfilled. Usually, when we go out on some work, to play or to travel to different cities, we are not accustomed or habituated to wear masks. But this time, we shall not forget to wear masks.It has now become mandatory to cover yourself with a mask. Then, avoid close contact with anyone who is coughing and sneezing.It is not a proven fact that drinking soda and alcohol can protect you from Covid-19. Do not blindly follow such things or else your own life may fall in danger. This particular Covid-19 virus can be transmitted in the areas of hot and humid climates also, like Rajasthan, Hyderabad, Chennai, Tamil Nadu and some other states. The best way to protect yourself against Covid-19 is by maintaining a physical distance from others while you are in public areas and frequently cleaning your hands with the help of hand washes or sanitizers.By doing so you can eliminate the bad infectants that may be present on your hands. This in turn helps you to avoid infection that could easily spread upon your face by touching your eyes, mouth and nose, carelessly.The most effective way to protect yourself against the new coronavirus is by frequently cleaning your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or washing them with soap and water. Once your hands are cleaned, you should dry them thoroughly by using paper towels or a warm air dryer. Remember, hand dryers are not the ones effective in killing the coronavirus, but the sanitizers and hand washes are and they play a vital role in avoiding the spread of germs and viruses from different parts of our body.Also, there is no reason to believe that cold weather can kill this new coronavirus or any other disease. Generally, the normal human body temperature remains around 36.5°C to 37°C, regardless of the external temperature or weather. Despite taking a hot water bath, your normal body temperature remains the same, around 36.5°C to 37°C, regardless of the temperature of your bath or shower. So, don’t commit to such things.Also, taking a hot bath with extremely hot water can be harmful, as it can leave you burns on your skin.Till date, there is neither proper information nor evidence to suggest that this new coronavirus could be transmitted by mosquitoes, pets or other animals. Therefore, we must be careful with everything that we see and everything that we touch. We are, solely, responsible to take care of your own lives and living.last_img read more