ABC lauds Dgte’s anti-COVID efforts
DUMAGUETE CITY, July 9 (PIA) — While the fight against COVID-19 is far from over, the Dumaguete City Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has been responding to distress calls and closely monitoring nearly 1,600 individuals under monitoring and investigation of coronavirus disease or COVID 19 since February in the city.
With this, the Liga ng mga Barangay or the Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) has recognized the unprecedented efforts and services rendered by local IATF Chair Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo and City Health Officer Dr. Ma. Sarah Talla.
The Liga headed by President Dionie Amores unanimously passed a resolution commending both Mayor Remollo and Dr. Talla for their “exceptional and remarkable response to the COVID-19 crisis, even to the point of risking their own personal health and safety to reassure a worried society.”
At present, the city has only one active case of COVID-19, a 48-year-old male with travel history who is currently isolated in the hospital and showing signs of recovery.
Amores said that all 30 Punong Barangays are appreciative of the commitment, dedication, and professionalism of both the mayor, the city health officer and the city health workers.
The Liga ng mga Barangay resolution was presented to Remollo and Talla as the chair and deputy-chair of IATF, respectively.
The city’s Punong Barangays noted that even as COVID-19 has brought fear and anxiety, Remollo and Talla have calmly and competently managed the pandemic guided by science and utmost professionalism.
The Liga ng mga Barangay also asserts that even if Remollo and the city’s health care professionals are taking enormous personal risk in caring for the sick and inflicted, still they fearlessly confront the challenge of COVID-19 through consistent awareness campaign and enforcement of appropriate measures to protect the city from the pandemic. (jct/PIA7 Negros Oriental with reports from CPIO Dems Demecillo)