With the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. ratcheting up efforts to reach out to the community, it is seeking volunteers that will help in the ongoing disaster recovery efforts.
“They are welcome and it will be a good experience for them,” said CHCC chief executive officer Esther Muña.
All volunteers are welcome to apply and can contact CHCC at 234-8950.
As part of CHCC’s Flu-Watch Campaign, Public Health and Hospital Emergency Preparedness Program director Warren Villagomez said they will be conducting several outreach activities and volunteers would be welcome.
“We have reached out to the community already to get them self-checked and also to take preventive measures due to influenza symptoms increasing. We have reached out to those organizations that are going into the community and have made them join in as part of our Medical Corps group that would provide assistance in places where they go,” Villagomez said.
So far, five have volunteered with CHCC’s Medical Reserve Corps and they currently are helping out by distributing goods.
One of the groups that joined CHCC in an effort to reach out is the Community Outreach Recovery Effort group.
“So far we have five members in the medical group and it is growing. We do go directly to the people. We were once with United 4 Saipan but separated and made ourselves the C.O.R.E group,” said Patricia Kaipat, one of the C.O.R.E. members.
“It’s not only food and water. Many are also sick. Those that have never had asthma or allergic reactions have started to have it. CHCC found out what we were doing so they asked us to meet and we became Medical Reserve Corps and started last Friday,” she said.
“When we do the visit and we find someone who has health needs, we contact CHCC right away,” she added.