City activates treatment facilities amid Omicron threat
The city government has reactivated its contingency plan for temporary treatment and monitoring facilities (TTMFs) since the Summer Capital has already reached its threshold of 250 coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) in-patients.
This was revealed by City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) chief Antonette Anaban in her update report on the Summer Capital’s Contingency Plan Against the Omicron variant during the virtual management committee meeting of local officials, January 11, led by Mayor Benjamin Magalong.
She said the City Health Services Office under Dr. Rowena Galpo has activated the Eurotel and Pinkhouse TTMFs with two other similar facilities pending to be opened upon the request of the Office of Civil Defense in light of the expected surge of covid cases due to the latest variant.
Anaban is also encouraging government offices that are requesting regular disinfection to buy their own disinfection solutions in order not to exhaust the city’s supply at the CDRRMO.
She said more and more offices are requesting for regular disinfections, especially those whose staff were infected and that are dealing with a lot of clients on a daily basis.
Also during the meeting, Anaban followed-up the augmentation of two Bureau of Jail Management and Penology personnel to the CDRRMO Emergency Operations Center. – Gaby B. Keith