MAASIN CITY, Apr. 30 (PIA) -- In efforts to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) - Southern Leyte Chapter continues to make innovative ways to promote handwashing in the province.

Due to the lack of supply of alcohol nowadays, the PRC through its Chapter Administrator Jonas Maco provided Southern Leyteños with “Drumvatory” handwashing stations to ensure that they can easily wash their hands every time they have transactions in public places.

The innovation crafted by the local PRC office is the production of portable handwashing stations made of used vehicle tires or drums cut in half. The drumvatory is also provided with sink and faucet.

“Of course, every station is complete with hand soap and water,” he said.

“PRC is actively promoting in improving hand hygiene access to people in order to save lives,” he added.

“PRC came up with such innovation to give people convenience in cleaning their hands readily with soap and water, the first line of defense against the spread of COVID-19,” Maco explained.

As of press time, a total of 55 drumvatory handwashing stations were established in different strategic areas in the province such as in hospitals, municipal halls, business establishments, terminal port areas, government offices, public markets, and other public places, he said.

These are strategically positioned in places upon entering or leaving an edifice wherein people are encouraged to wash their hands, Maco said. (ldl/esg/PIA SoLeyte)