Lanao Sur Inter-Agency Task Force holds Emergency Meeting

By Rocaya Sumndad Otical

MARAWI CITY — Lanao del Sur Provincial Inter-agency Task Force convened this morning for updates on the COVID-19 situation, Vaccination Operations and Hospital COVID-19 Bed Utilization, Integrated Provincial Health office (IPHO) here said.

In a statement in social media outlets, IPHO said the Task Force is discusses stringent enforcement of strengthened COVID-19 Protocols anchored to Prevent, Detect, Isolate, Treat, and Reintegrate (PDITR) strategies considering quarantine control classification in the presence of the Delta Variant threat; and, issues on how to address fraudulent vaccination cards, apprehension of the elements behind it and strengthening its security features.

“Hospital preparedness to possible surge of Delta Variant cases and surge capacity management of our hospital and isolation facilities are also tackled,” it said.

The province does not have any recorded Delta Variant cases as of posting but specimens of suspect cases are sent to RITM for genome sequencing.

IPHO said, “Surveillance teams are on their toughest guards and contact tracing efforts are aggressive as Hospital Critical Care Bed Utilization threshold shows alarming increase to 66%.”

The meeting is presided virtually by the PIATF Chairman Gov. Mamintal Bombit Adiong, co-presided by Deputy Chairman PHO Dr. Allen Minalang and was attended by the members of IATF including Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra, City Health Officer Dr. Ali Dalidig, and Amai Pakpak Medical Center Chief Dr. Shalimar S. Rakiin. (PMT)


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