Tuesday, April 27, 2021

GenSan recalibrates Covid-19 response strategies

THE CITY government is recalibrating its strategies on coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) response amid the rising locally transmitted infections in the past several weeks.   

Dr. Rochelle Oco, acting head of the City Health Office (CHO), said Tuesday they are currently conducting a series of consultations with experts and various sectors to further improve the city’s response mechanisms.

Oco said the move aims to generate more cooperation from the public and mobilize them to help curb the increasing Covid-19 cases in the city.

Oco said they earlier met with doctors and other health care workers to discuss ways to strengthen the city’s pandemic plan, such as the utilization of available hospital resources and other facilities catering to Covid-19 patients.

“Over the past days, we’re also conducting series of meetings with the business sector, managers and owners of establishments, event organizers, and even musicians for the purpose of really informing them that they play a very important role in addressing the Covid-19 problem,” she told reporters.

Oco said they will consolidate the results of these initiatives for proper action by the City Inter-Agency Task Force (CIATF) for the Management of Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases.

The active Covid-19 cases in the city have reached a total of 144 as of Monday night after logging as low as 58 active cases in mid-March.

The confirmed cases since March last year is currently at 2,419, with 89 related deaths and 2,186 recoveries. (By Richelyn Gubalani)

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