Davao Metropolis LGU hires extra contact tracers
The Metropolis Authorities of Davao has employed 65 people to spice up the town’s COVID-19 contact tracing staff in high-risk areas.
This was bared by Davao COVID-19 Activity Pressure Spokesperson Dr. Michelle Schlosser in an interview with the Metropolis Info Workplace (CIO) on Tuesday, October 12.
Dr. Schlosser mentioned, “Out of the 100 contact tracers screened, interviewed, and evaluated, solely 65 handed and advisable for rent. They’re now deployed to districts with essentially the most variety of COVID-19 circumstances reminiscent of Buhangin, Talomo North, Talomo South, Talomo Central, and Tugbok.”
However the Talomo South District Well being Workplace (DHO) mentioned it at present has sufficient manpower and that it could possibly deal with the majority of sufferers. “Nonetheless, if meron silang (if they’ve) wants, we are able to additionally transfer the contact tracers round,” she mentioned.
She additionally mentioned the newly employed contact tracers underwent coaching and orientation earlier than they have been deployed to their assigned areas of accountability.
“Finished na po ang coaching and orientation nila (They’ve accomplished their coaching and orientation) however we’ll all the time have steady training and knowledge drive each Friday,” the town well being official mentioned.
Town at present has over 1,000 contact tracers who’ve been instrumental within the metropolis’s efficient COVID-19 response.
Dr. Schlosser earlier praised the contact tracers who’ve been tirelessly serving past common working hours for the reason that pandemic struck in March 2020. As a substitute of the common eight-hour workday, she mentioned the town’s contact tracers work 24/7 even on Saturdays and Sundays.
She added, “Walay undang na atoang contact tracing whether or not buntag or night (Our contact tracing by no means stops whether or not mornings or evenings). Ten hours of contact tracing and one other 10 hours for reporting, their sleeping time is so actually much less. We pay a lot respect and far gratitude sa atoang mga contact tracers (to our contact tracers). Pero I additionally acknowledge dili gyud perpekto tanan namong mga contact tracers and nonetheless we intention (However I additionally acknowledge that they don’t seem to be good and nonetheless we intention to ship the very best companies).
Seminars, consultative conferences, and webinars are often being held for contact tracers and so they additionally meet on Fridays to replace the Davao COVID-19 Activity Pressure on the difficulties that they face on the bottom. The duty power additionally conducts with them steady training on Davao Metropolis’s govt orders and COVID-19 protocols and tips.
Dr. Schlosser additionally appealed to Dabawenyos to assist the town authorities regardless of the issues of some contact tracers in order that they will obtain correct help from the town.
“We do need to enhance our companies pero dili gyud sya perpekto kay we’ve been battling this for 2 years, walay Saturday, Sunday. They work 24/7, siguro naay sure boiling level kapuyon napud sila ba however once more that’s not an excuse kay naa man mi sa serbisyo publiko so it’s not an excuse however once more we plea in your understanding (We do need to enhance our companies however it’s not good since we’ve been battling this for 2 years, they don’t relaxation even on Saturdays and Sundays. They work 24/7 and perhaps they reached a sure boiling level that they get drained and that’s not an excuse however we plead in your understanding),” she mentioned.CIO