- 26 Mar
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has contacted Columbia International University (CIU) and Ben Lippen School (BLS) to initiate a plan that will allow CIU and BLS to become medication dispensing sites in the event of a public health emergency (i.e. terrorist attack with aerosol anthrax). Ben Lippen would be a closed Point of Dispensing (POD) which would allow us to quickly receive medications from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and then offer the medications to our employees, students, and families free-of-charge. As a closed POD, we would serve only our constituency, not the general public, giving the Ben Lippen community easy and quick access to the necessary medications which would not be the case if everyone had to go to an open, public POD.
If the need arose to launch the closed POD plan at Ben Lippen, we would require medical and non-medical volunteers to assist in the process. If you would like more information or are interested in being placed on our closed POD volunteer list, please email the school nurse.