By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod recently ratified a resolution approving P10 million for the Bacolod City Inter-Agency Task Force Against the Novel Coronavirus to combat the 2019 novel coronavirus (nCoV). The legislation, which was crafted by the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC), was passed on the condition that the CDRRMC submits a list of equipment and program.
Bacolod City Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran said the amount will be utilized by the task force through the City Health Office (CHO).
Meanwhile, CHO Environment and Sanitation Division head, Dr. Grace Tan, who also serves as spokesperson for the task force, yesterday said there have been a total of seven patients under investigation in the city, who were subject to quarantine at various hospitals. However, one has since been discharged after test results from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine tested negative for nCoV.
“As of this time, there are six remaining,” she added./DGB, WDJ