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Meagre rate reduction agreed

first_imgA 0.5% reduction in the commercial rate has been unanimously agreed by all of the city councillors, following its proposal by Cllr Diarmuid Scully.The €153,311 saving to pay for this comes from a reduction of that amount in the provision for lump sum payments to retiring members of City Council staff.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr John Gilligan had proposed an increase in the rate by 1% to fund repairs to the water supply in St Mary’s Park but withdrew his proposal when he was given an assurance by the city manager that St Mary’s Park would be dealt with as a matter of priority within the existing budget.Cllr Joe Leddin, who proposed a reduction of 1% in the rate, failed to identify any savings and did not get a seconder to his motion. Advertisement Twitter Previous articleFinal section of M7 opens unceremoniouslyNext articleShortt’s ‘quit’ plea falls on deaf ears admin NewsLocal NewsMeagre rate reduction agreedBy admin – December 23, 2010 384 Linkedincenter_img Facebook Email Print WhatsApplast_img read more

West Java gives out masks for patients, protective equipment for medical personnel

first_imgRidwan asked Puskesmas in affected regions to submit an application for the equipment through West Java’s Pikobar, a mobile app for android smartphones that was designed to publish information and updates on COVID-19. The health agency sends the masks via postal service company PT Pos Indonesia.Ridwan said Puskesmas were chosen as distribution points because they were easily accessible and allowed medical personnel to verify whether a person was really sick.Besides distributing masks, the West Java administration also distributed on Monday personal protective equipment from the Jasa Sarana Group to eight hospitals including Dustira Hospital in Cimahi and Hasan Sadikin Hospital, HA Rotinsulu Pulmonary Hospital, Sartika Asih Hospital and M. Salamun Hospital in Bandung.The protective equipment includes 900 disposable coveralls, 396 nurse caps, 390 boxes of latex gloves, 397 pairs of shoe covers, 300 dozen pairs of fabric gloves, 390 safety glasses and 108 medical coolers. The administration will later distribute protective equipment to 26 other hospitals designated to handle COVID-19 patients in West Java. HA Rotinsulu Hospital director Edi Sampurno expressed gratitude to the administration for having taken the initiative to give out equipment to medical personnel.“Such aid is very important and exactly what we need. It lifts our spirits in handling COVID-19 cases,” he said.As of Monday, West Java had reported 59 confirmed COVID-19 cases with five deaths and nine recoveries, according to Health Ministry data. (aly)Topics : The West Java Health Agency started distributing a million masks for the province’s residents and more than 1,000 units of personal protective equipment for medical personnel on Monday.The masks are being distributed through community health centers (Puskesmas) in areas that are highly affected by COVID-19 such as Bogor, Depok, Bekasi and Bandung.“We will be selective in giving out the masks as they are limited in number. First, we’re giving them out to sick people and medical personnel,” West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil said on Saturday, adding that low-income residents would also be prioritized for mask distribution.last_img read more