Zambo Task Force Covid-19 puts up 24/7 Communication Center
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Mar 30 (PIA) – The Zamboanga City Task Force Covid-19 now has a 24/7 communication center with hotline numbers where residents can inquire about COVID-19 and matters relating to the Enhanced Community Quarantine.
Moreover, Zamboanga City Medical Center (ZCMC) also launched the Teleconsultation hotlines for patients who are in need of medical assistance. The patients will no longer need to go to the hospital for check-ups; instead they can call the hotline numbers for consultations and doctors. E-Prescriptions, which was recently approved by the government will be sent to the patients’ Facebook profiles thru private message.
“Since the people are advised to stay at home, through the teleconsultation they are safe from being exposed to the virus,” said ZCMC Medical Specialist Dr. Afdal Kunting.
The Enhanced Community Quarantine was declared in Zamboanga City last March 20, 2020 right after the implementation of no entry policy. This is one of the measures of Zamboanga Task Force Covid-19 to prevent the people from crowding up in areas, increasing their chances of contracting and spreading the virus.
Through the 24/7 communication center, residents can have their concerns addressed, especially for emergencies during the quarantine and curfew hours.
The first case of Covid-19 was confirmed in Zamboanga City on March 24, while there are 142 Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) as of March 25, 2020.
Moreover, Department of Health 9 Regional Director Dr. Emilia Monicimpo assured the residents that health facilities and isolation areas in the region are ready for Covid-19 patients.
“Stay at home, stay healthy and stay alive,” Dr. Monicimpo reiterated.
The Local Government Unit also tightened the security to prevent the people from going out and strictly monitoring the PUIs and PUMs. (NBE/MLE/PIA9-Zamboanga City)