City dad expressed concern – CHO personnel not using thermal gun in entry points


Councilor John Dalipe, District II expressed concern that the City Health Office personnel assigned at Zamboanga City International Airport are not using thermal gun to check on incoming passengers as a form of precautionary measure on the Covid-19.


Dalipe, City Council Chairman on Health and Sanitation, made his rounds at the airport, seaport and integrated bus terminal to monitor what the health agencies are doing as active preventive measures to deter the entry of the corona virus.

Dalipe claimed, when he asked a personnel of the CHO on why they are not using a thermal gun, accordingly the passengers tend to get angry if they are made to wait and stand in a queue.

“I have not seen personnel from the Department of Health, I do not know if they are doing what they are supposed to do to prevent the corona virus from entering Zamboanga City,” Dalipe said.

Dalipe, who is a registered nurse by profession made his rounds and bringing with him his personal thermal gun and checked the incoming arriving passengers at the airport, seaport and the Integrated Bus Terminal.

On the otherhand, Councilor Mike Alavar has also asked why the health personnel assigned in the entry points does not have such equipment. He is wondering if the city government has already purchased the thermal gun which the LGU intends to buy at worth of 60,000.00 each.

Alavar and Dalipe both have their personal thermal gun which according to them they bought at less than 3,000Pesos each.

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