Guagua town secures anti-cobra venom for constituents, nearby towns
GUAGUA— Mayor Dante Torres yesterday announced that the Municipality of Guagua was able to provide five ampules of Purified Cobra AntiVenom.
The mayor said that the anti-venom will enable public health providers here with treating snake bites from the Philippine cobra, which is endemic in farm lands of Guagua and other neighboring towns.
The mayor announced that the anti-venom is now readily available at the Diosdado Macapagal Memorial District Hospital.
“Hindi lang po taga Guagua ang pwede mag avail, pati na rin po ang mga taga karatig- bayan (It’s not only people from Guagua who can avail of it but people from other towns as well),” Torres said.
The mayor said that while incidents of snake bites are rare compared to other medical emergencies, the town deemed it necessary to ready such anti-venom in case of such rare emergencies.
While Guagua is considered a highly developed town, its industry is still mainly agricultural. And it is not uncommon for incidents of snake bites among those living in farmlands and rural communities.
REMEMBERING MAYOR DOS. City of San Fernando Mayor Edwin Santiago together with (L-R) City of San Fernando Water District Director Joe Tulio, Tess Chua, wife of the late San Fernando Fil-Chi Chamber President Eddie Chua, PamCham Corporate Secretary Malou Garbes and Guagua Water District Director Divine D. Tulio in posterity during the second year death anniversary of Eddie ‘Mayor Dos’ Chua at Kingborough International Convention Center, City of San Fernando.