MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Manila International Airport Authority will seek the help of the Department of Health in boosting an awareness campaign on the threat from the Ebola virus at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
MIAA general manager Jose Angel Honrado said he wants the awareness campaign to be for government and non-government personnel who have direct interaction with passengers.
“To the best we can and as far as allowable under government regulations, we are willing to support the Bureau of Human Quarantine to run an awareness campaign in NAIA,” Honrado said.
NAIA’s frontline personnel include airline and ground handling staff, Customs and immigration officers, doctors, bridge operators, janitorial personnel and public relations staff.
Honrado maintained the call for an awareness campaign is not meant to alarm the public or airport workers.
“The intention is to keep everyone informed about Ebola and how they can do their jobs everyday without living in fear or anxiety,” he said.
A statement from the MIAA said the move is in line with the call of the World Health Organization to step up public awareness on Ebola.
MIAA said it has collaborated with the Bureau of Quarantine against the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome in 2002. (MNS)