DOH’s regional CHD braces for possible surge

By January 9, 2022Top Stories

THE Department of Health’s Center for Health Development Region 1 is preparing for a likely spike in COVID-19 cases because of crowd celebrations and activities during the Christmas holiday.

He said this was the case last year after the Christmas holiday.

Dr. Rheuel Bobis, COVID-19 focal person, said the CHD is urging private and government hospitals to reactivate their facilities reserved for COVID-19 cases even as he noted that while some sections in the region are seeing a spike in new active cases, the situation in Region 1 is not seeing the same level of spike in cases in the National Capital Region.

Based on COVID-19 monitoring bulletin of CHD 1 as of Jan. 3, the region recorded 28 new cases, seven deaths, and 128 active cases.

Bobis asked the people to maintain following health standards strictly in order to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

Meanwhile, he urged LGUs in the region to implement safety measures against COVID-19 based on scientific data.

In Pangasinan, Governor Amado ‘Pogi’ I. Espino III called for a meeting of the provincial IATF, in preparation of possible entry of the much dreaded Omicron Variant on Tuesday, January 4.

The Provincial IATF decided to impose tighter restrictions, curfew adjustments, and preparation of isolation facilities.

This, despite the province of Pangasinan being placed under Alert Level 2 for the first half of January 2022. (Ahikam Pasion/Jerick Pasiliao)

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