Sual launches contra-COVID-19 pandemic plan

THE Sual municipal government has unveiled its COVID-19 pandemic recovery plan endorsed jointly by the Municipal Development Council and the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

Mayor Liseldo “Dong” Calugay, who led the formulation of the plan, said it will serve as the blueprint for the strategy to be employed in the campaign to contain COVID-19 in the town.

He said the recovery plan is anchored on three basic objectives:  1) Support for vulnerable individuals, 2) Allocation of resources for COVID-19 related programs, projects and activities, and 3) Livelihood programs.

Calugay expressed confidence that the plan will cushion the impact of the pandemic by augmenting the efforts of the national government with subsidy to low-income households and livelihood programs for farmers and marginal fishermen.

He said to strengthen its health system, the Sual local government will provide a mobile clinic, additional pediatric ward in the town’s community infirmary, free medicines, distribute special care kits to senior citizens, children, persons with disabilities and pregnant women and free ultrasound and the x-ray services.

The town will have a designated COVID-19 testing site for both rapid slide testing and swab collection.

As of Thursday, 1,420 Rapid Tests were administered on residents and frontline workers while 338 medical front liners, policemen, and those individuals who tested positive in Rapid Tests were subjected to RT-PCR tests. (Leonardo Micua)

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