IN an effort to lower costs and ensure a steady supply of sanitizer for use in the city, Baguio City has acquired a disinfectant machine that can produce said sanitizer.
Housed in the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), the machine can produce hypochlorous acid, which is used regularly by the city for disinfecting purposes and operations.
Prior to the city’s acquisition of the disinfectant machine, the city used to procure the sanitizing agents by purchasing three drums weekly from a source in San Fernando City, La Union.
The acquisition of the machine is expected to cut costs and also provide sanitizing agents to the city’s hospitals free of charge.
According to Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong, the city is also eyeing the possibility of opening up the machine to private entities for a reasonable fee in order to offset the costs of operation.
Meanwhile, the CDRRMO and the General Services Office have been tasked to hash out the details of the fees to be charged for the use of the machine.