BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Different sectors have agreed to coordinate with the local government unit of Bacolod City, and the local Inter-Agency Task Force to address the CoViD-19 situation here.
Bacolod Cong. Greg Gasataya, in his Facebook post, said the LGU last Sunday has requested Department of Health Regional Director Marlyn Concovar to coordinate with the Bacolod City LGU and the local IATF regarding our Covid-19 situation in the City.
Concovar has already furnished the city government with the report of what was agreed on in the meeting conducted between the DOH, the LGU, the IATF, and other concerned sectors because of the rise in positive cases, specifically local transmissions, for 25 and 26 July, as well as the call of the medical community to place Bacolod anew under Enhanced Community Quarantine.
Bacolod is expected by now to have submitted the complete data, including the National IATF criteria needed for the appeal for re-classification of quarantine level.
Bacolod City should also strictly implement measures based on the Community Quarantine Protocols.
Business groups, meanwhile, should assist the city government for possible augmentation in logistical support, as well as adhere to risk-based public standards while opening up the economy in Bacolod City.
The Philippine Medical Associations are also tasked to assist Health facilities/hospitals to revisit health systems capacity and ensure provision of accommodation/logistical needs of the health care workers especially needed screening, isolation/quarantine and management of infected HCW.
The regional Department of Interior and Local Government is tasked to provide Bacolod City the NIATF Criteria for Appeal for their reference, while the DOH Western Visayas will assist and provide Bacolod City the technical assistance to complete the data and its analysis.
The RTF/RIATF, meanwhile, shall set a meeting to discuss complete data of Bacolod City and appropriate action/recommendation