The Cagayan de Oro CIty Jail – Male Dormitory has just bagged the Red Orchid Award 2018 given by the Department of Health (DOH). The DOH Red Orchid Award recognizes government offices and Local Government Units (LGUs) for implementing the 100 percent Tobacco-Free Environment and meeting the quality standards on tobacco prevention and control set by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The Red Orchid is the highest award followed by the second highest award, The Pink Orchid, and the third tier, the White Orchid.
Meanwhile, all jails under the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Region 10 (BJMP-10) were also declared smoke-free, a first in the history of BJMP nationwide. Read the full press release below.