(The Incident Command Apparatus fully set up. Photo from PIO Palawan)


The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) inaugurated its P3.5-million Incident Command Post (ICP) apparatus, a fully functional mobile clinic or field hospital that can be readily set up in the field during times of calamities.

The apparatus, which was unveiled to the public on June 30, includes an air-conditioned tent, power generator, rapid deployable CCTV camera, a TV monitor, communication supply, electric lights, and a mobile trailer.

According to a series of press releases dated June 30 and July 1 by the Provincial Information Office (PIO), the acquisition of the apparatus came from the provincial disaster fund.

The tent component can house up to 15 people, with tables and chairs included. The provincial Incident Management Team (IMT) will be manning the apparatus, under the care and custody of the PDRRMO.


(The trailer component of the Incident Command Apparatus. Photo from PIO Palawan)

PDRRM officer Jerry Allili said that the apparatus can be used as a field hospital or mobile clinic for COVID-19 related responses.

“Ngayon sa COVID-19 response natin, puwede natin ito gamiting field hospital, magsisilbi siyang clinic sa field like kapag ang ating island quarantine o isolation facility ay gagamitin na natin para sa mga patient, ito ang gagamitin natin na idi-deploy doon sa area,” said Alili in the statement released on June 30.

Allili also mentioned that the apparatus was also designed for housing IMT members, forgoing the need to build housing structures wherever they may be stationed.

(With a report from Aira Genesa Magdayao)