Gov. Tamayo offers help to Koronadal City amid increasing Covid-19 cases


South Cotabato Governor Reynado S. Tamayo met Friday, September 11, with the local officials of Koronadal City to extend assistance amid the rising coronavirus disease cases in the city.

The provincial government said Tamayo discussed with Mayor Eliordo U. Ogena the Covid-19 Surge Plan of the provincial government in response to the alarming and increasing number of confirmed coronavirus cases not just in the city and the province, but in the entire region as well.

“Governor Tamayo’s proposal to Mayor Ogena is mainly about creating a composite team comprised of the workforce from the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) and the Koronadal CHO (City Health Office), and their goal to aid and support the medical society health workers until they all fully recover,” it said.

Several Koronadal CHO staff and South Cotabato Provincial Hospital (SCPH) employees are currently isolated and undergoing quarantine after being exposed to Covid-19 patients. Most, if not all, of the isolated medical frontliners are residents of the city.

Tamayo also relayed to the mayor that the South Cotabato Medical Society wrote a letter to him requesting for an Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in the province “to halt the movement of people and slow down, if not prevent, the further spread of the virus in the locality,” the provincial government said.