Tagum City is still free from deadly novel coronavirus (nCoV) as the local government has assured that protocol has been laid out in responding to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases (ERID).
The Davao Regional Medical Center (DRMC) and City Health Office (CHO) made the confirmation that the city was still free from nCoV during the two separate meetings conducted Saturday, February 1, the city government said.
It said DRMC assured that they have already laid out its protocol in responding ERID and activated its ERID core team even if there is still no case of nCov in Tagum.
The referral procedures in private clinics and hospitals as well as barangay health centers to DRMC were constituted in the said protocol, including the proper precautionary measures of personnel responding to patients, the local government said.
“Showing further its readiness capabilities, DRMC already have an isolation facilities in place with trained medical personnel and proper apparatus dedicated for ERID cases,” it said.
Meanwhile, the city government, through its City Health Office, City Administrator’s Office, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, City Social Welfare and Development Office, and the Office of Councilor Joel Padoran, also convened refining its response procedures in cases of nCoV and the strategies for widespread information dissemination to address misinformation materials circulating in the social media.