Bacolod allots P10M to task force vs nCoV

first_imgBut it put a collatilla – the CDRRMCmust submit to the city council the list of equipment to be purchased and theprogram of works. This 2019-nCoV is a new strain thathas not been previously identified in humans. The CDRRMC resolution noted that the2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease poses a threat to all Filipinos in allregions, including this city. BACOLOD City – The SangguniangPanlungsod (SP) ratified Resolution No. 02, series of 2020 of the City DisasterRisk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC) approving the funding support of P10million for the city’s inter-agency task force against the 2019 novelcoronavirus (2019-nCoV). It seems to start with a fever,followed by a dry cough and then, after a week, leads to shortness of breath. But some are more serious – such asthe deadly Sars (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and Middle East RespiratorySyndrome (Mers). The P10 million will be utilized bythe task force for the prevention and control of the 2019 nCoV through the CityHealth Office (CHO), said Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, chairperson of the TaskForce Against nCoV. Coronaviruses are common, andtypically cause mild respiratory conditions, such as a cough or runny nose. CHO Environment and Sanitation Divisionhead Grace Tan, spokesperson of the city inter-agency task force against the2019-nCoV, said seven persons under investigation (PUIs) for the virus werebeing quarantined in several hospitals in this city and one was dischargedfollowing the negative result of this person’s confirmatory test done by theResearch Institute for Tropical Medicine in Metro Manila. But in more severe cases, infectioncan cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and evendeath. A report on the early stages of theoutbreak by the Lancet medical journal said most patients who died from thevirus had pre-existing conditions./PNlast_img