By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) sent 19 police personnel who have medical background to augment the contact tracers of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO).
These personnel include 18 licensed nurses and one licensed radiologic technologist who came from provincial headquarters and different city and municipal police stations under NOPPO.
The move is in response to the directive of Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) director, Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan, in a bid to battle the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in Bacolod City.
They will augment the contact tracing teams that BCPO currently has, following the increase of confirmed Covid-19 cases after the mass testing held last August 28 and 29 in Bacolod City.
NOPPO director, Police Colonel Romy Palgue, said he believes that the augmentation can greatly help BCPO in identifying and isolating the close contacts of positive patients since time is of the essence.
“In the fight against Covid-19, there is no territorial boundaries, thus coordination and collaboration is important. We all should work together and be one with God to heal as one,” Palgue said./DGB, WDJ