QC LGU, kumuha ng dagdag na contact tracers

By Chona Yu January 20, 2022 - 03:03 PM
Photo credit: Quezon City government/Facebook

Kumuha ng dagdag na contact tracers ang lokal na pamahalaan ng Quezon City.

Ayon kay Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte, ito ay para mapabilis ang pagtunton sa mga nakasalumuha ng isang indibidwal na nagpositibo sa COVID-19.

Ayon kay Belmonte, 350 na dagdag na contact tracers ang kanilang kinuha sa ilalim ng emergency employment program ng Public Emergency and Services Office (PESO).

Nabatid na ang kinuhang contact tracers ay una nang naging bahagi ng contact tracers program ng Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

“The additional contact tracers were already part of our contact tracing army until December 31 of last year under contract with the DILG. But since we still need their services, especially during this surge, we hired them under our emergency employment program so as to continue the important task of contact tracing among many other responsibilities borne out of the rapid spread of Covid-19,” pahayag ni Belmonte.

Bukod sa dagdag na tauhan, sinabi ni Belmonte na 360 pang contact tracers mula sa Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) ang na-renew ang kontrta ng 30 araw mula Enero 17 hanggang Pebrero 19.

Sinabi naman ni Quezon City Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit (CESU) Head Dr. Rolando Cruz na sa kasalukuyan na may 1,000 contact tracers ang Quezon City.

“Contact tracing is one of the key strategies that the city government has employed since the Covid 19 outbreak in order to contain the spread of cases. We were able to reach the ideal ratio of individuals traced per positive patient then, and we are still doing our best to reach the ideal numbers now despite the volume of cases,” pahayag ni Cruz.

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