100% Of Active COVID Cases In Isolation Facilities – EOC


Bacolod City – All active COVID-19 cases have been promptly extracted and brought to treatment or isolation facilities, according to Executive Assistant Ernesto Pineda, head of the City’s Extraction Cluster.

Pineda reported this during the daily huddle of the Bacolod City Emergency Operations Center-Task Force (EOC-TF) recently.

This means that all patients with COVID-19, including those in line lists, have been transferred from their homes to their assigned quarantine facilities on time.

The EOC-TF lauded this extraction achievement, as it would help improve the overall COVID-19 situation in the City.

According to City Administrator Em Ang, the zero backlog in extraction is vital in lowering the number of COVID-19 cases in Bacolod.

“The efforts of our frontliners in the Extraction Cluster has paid off. Their performance has greatly contributed in lowering our COVID-19 cases recently,” said Ang, also the executive director of the EOC-TF.

Ang added that the extraction feat is a result of the collaboration and coordination among EOC clusters, especially the Legal Team, Liga ng mga Barangay, Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO), Isolation Facilities Cluster, and Information-Education Cluster.

“It couldn’t have been possible without the hard work of all EOC clusters working hand in hand to put up a system that is collaborative, harmonized, and synchronized in battling against this pandemic,” she stressed.

In a previous huddle, EOC Contact Tracing Cluster head Dr. Rosalie Deocampo stressed that a delay in extracting and isolating individuals positive of COVID-19 increases the risk of infecting 90 percent of these patients’ household members.

To prevent this, prompt extraction and isolation of COVID-19 positive individuals must be implemented, Deocampo had said. (News & photo courtesy of Bacolod City Public Information Office)

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