From the previous National Action Plan II- guided Cordillera IMPLAN COVID-19, the RTF will shift to the enhanced RAP which is patterned from the NAP III and is focused on managing health risk, adapting to live in the new normal, and preparing for vaccination.
Generally, the RAP’s objectives are to contain and manage emerging new cases; sustain the gains and continue capacity building and resiliency (for both health and economy); re-balance health and economic objectives; localize the response leading to the front with people’s support and vigilance, and keep the fatality rate low including that of non – coronavirus disease cases.
CRDRRMC and RTF COVID – 19 Chairperson and Civil Defense Cordillera Regional Director Albert Mogol said copy of the plan will immediately be downloaded to the member agencies, local government units and local DRRM councils.
Mogol also called for continuing partnership in ensuring intensified health promotion, strict enforcement of the minimum public health standards and uniform implementation in high risk areas; implementation of localized community quarantines and the ramping up of the availability of identified quarantine facilities; immediate facility based isolation of all returning citizens, suspects and probable cases; scaling up of local health system capacity especially for community isolation and critical care; and full cooperation and assistance of all agencies, institutions, and various stakeholders to all responding agencies, clusters, task groups against COVID – 19.
“Muli ako po ay taos pusong nagpapasalamat sa patuloy na pagtugon ng bawat isa sa hamon ng kasalukuyang pandemya. Palakasin pa rin natin ang ating mga mekanismo upang maprotektahan at napaglingkuran pa natin ng mas mahusay ang ating mga kababayan. Marami mang hamon ang dumarating, patuloy tayong magkapitbisig upang malagpasan ang mga ito. Ika nga, we heal as one, we recover as one, we rise as one”, Mogol said. (JDP/CCD- PIA CAR)
By Carlito C. Dar