23 July 2021 – The city government’s contract tracing efforts should partner with business process outsourcing establishments (BPOs) and other companies with big headcounts like Philippine Economic Zona Authority (PEZA) locators in preparation for the coronavirus disease 2019 Delta variant.
This was among the matters agreed upon during the city disaster risk reduction and management council’s (CDRRMC) third quarterly meeting, July 16, chaired by Mayor Benjamin Magalong and spearheaded by the CDRRM Office under Antonette Anaban.
Also agreed on is the inventory of oxygen tanks and oxygenators in the hands of government and the private sector; increase the inventory of critical medicines and high flow cannulas and link with suppliers to ensure availability of emergency supplies.
Barangay officials are tasked to seek out senior citizens and those with co-morbidities especially people with vaccine hesitancy in their respective areas.
In case a person who died from covid-19 was unvaccinated, officials of the barangay where the fatality resided will be asked to give an explanation.
The fast-tracking of giving the second dose of covid-19 vaccination; lockdown of puroks with critical clusters and those with low compliance to minimum public health standards; control the use and sale of liquor (modify the schedule of the ban); stricter border control (triage, checkpoints, use of antigen or RTPCR tests) was agreed on.
Okayed was the review of the membership of the CDRRMC’s members; include the Bureau of Fire Protection, Baguio City Police Office, and City Buildings and Architecture Office in the joint inspections of the evacuation centers; logistical support (additional equipment) from City Environment and Parks Management Office; and evacuation center for household pets.-Gaby B. Keith