DOLE inks pact to hire 5,754 contact tracers

The Department of Labor and Employment has signed an inter-agency agreement with the Department of the Interior and Local Government and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority to hire 5,754 contact tracers, an official said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMay 1st, 2021

DOLE to hire displaced workers as contact tracers

To help stop the spread of COVID-19 in communities, the Department of Labor and Employment is deploying displaced informal workers as contact tracers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 29th, 2021

DILG, DOLE to start hiring 4,754 contact tracers

The government will start the hiring of almost 5,000 contact tracers today to augment the shortage of personnel in the National Capital Region, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 15th, 2021

14,000 more contact tracers eyed for Metro Manila

The national government will hire 14,000 additional contact tracers for Metro Manila, which is grappling with a surge in COVID-19 cases, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chairman Benhur Abalos said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 11th, 2021

DILG to ask additional funds to extend contact tracers contracts

DILG was able to re-hire only 15,000 contact tracers under a six-month contract this year. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 11th, 2021

DILG Pangasinan hires 805 contact tracers

DAGUPAN CITY, Sept. 25 (PIA) - With the signing of the "Bayanihan to Recover as One Act" or Bayanihan 2 Law by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, the government now has the go signal to hire additional.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 26th, 2020

Gov’t to hire OFWs, displaced workers as contact tracers

  BY CHITO CHAVEZ     Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año on Monday said that qualified Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and displaced workers will be prioritized in the hiring of 50,000 more contact tracers as the government continues its fight against the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). In President Duterte’s “Talk to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 15th, 2020

DILG to hire 10,000 contact tracers

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will hire 10,000 contact tracers for Metro Manila in a move to fight the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 28th, 2020

Robredo cites gov’t data showing COVID-19 response is not working

Vice President and opposition leader Leni Robredo on Sunday pointed at government data to prove her claim that it’s doing something wrong in its response to the coronavirus pandemic. Vice-President Leni Robredo (OVP / Facebook / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) “Iyong datos—at ang datos galing sa pamahalaan—iyong datos ang ating basehan kung bakit natin sinasabi na kung ano iyong ginagawa natin ngayon, hindi siya nagwo-work,” she said on her radio show. Robredo reiterated her call on the administration to reassess its policies and improve in areas where lapses have been committed following the request of frontline health workers to revive strict lockdowns in Metro Manila and its adjacent regions. The vice president said the medical community’s appeal for comprehensive strategy against COVID-19 is a valid request that should be seriously considered. “Iyong lahat na punto nila, halimbawa na lang sinasabi nila na ‘iyong ginagawa natin ngayon is not working.’ Iyon din iyong punto ko, eh. Na hindi working iyong ginagawa natin ngayon kasi pataas nga nang pataas iyong bilang,” she said. As of August 1, the Department of Health (DOH) reported 4,963 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of coronavirus infections in the country to 98,232. “Ito nga 98,000, validated lang dahil iyong for validation pa, kung hindi ako nagkakamali, nasa mga 37,000, 38,000 pa. Ito iyong discrepancy. So kapag dinagdag mo pa iyon, talagang unimaginable na iyong numbers natin,” she said. Robredo also cited the data from tracing czar Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong that showed only four of over 600 local government units have contract tracing capability. For each positive COVID-19 case, only eight persons are being traced on the average instead of the standard of 37, she said.“Iyong ina-announce na so much number of contact tracers, na 52,000 yata—52,000 na iyong na-hire, pero ang sabi ng WHO, dapat ang ideal para sa atin 132,000 iyong ma-hire na contact tracers,” Robredo added.She said the Philippines is now conducting 30,000 tests for coronavirus per day, but she noted it took the government two months to meet its target daily testing capacity in May.The vice president said she was surprised with the “mass recovery adjustment” after the DOH reported a record-high in recoveries of COVID-19 patients at 38,075.Robredo asserted the DOH must inform the public before changing its data system. “Kung magpapalit ng definition, kung magpapalit ng protocols, baka mas maganda na ina-announce iyon sa tao bago makita iyong numero kasi talagang nagulat lahat. Tapos ang pinaka-mahirap, pagkatapos noong one-time-big-time na isang araw, the following day balik sa dati,” she said......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 2nd, 2020

Iloilo City eyes more COVID-19 contact tracers

ILOILO CITY—The local government here is eyeing to hire more persons to conduct contact tracing to help in the city’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response efforts. Special Assistant to the Mayor Annabelle Rosario S. Blancaflor (right) and PSTMO Chief Jeck Conlu brief people hired to conduct COVID-19 contact tracing in Iloilo City. (Iloilo City PIO / MANILA BULLETIN)  “We are still lacking [personnel].  That’s why we are encouraging applicants,” said Annabelle Rosario S. Blancaflor, Special Assistant to Mayor Jerry Treñas. This is expected to bolster the manpower of the more than 120 people, who have already been trained by the Public Safety and Transportation Management Office (PSTMO) on contact tracing, led by Jeck Conlu. “The objective of training is to hone contact tracing skills on what information is vital. It is not enough that you know the COVID-19 patient, but you have to understand the nature of their movement,” she pointed out. This comes as the city is experiencing a sudden surge in the number of COVID-19 community transmissions.  A barangay in Mandurriao district recorded 10 cases, while another village logged more than five cases over the past week. The hiring of more contact tracers will also be in line with Treñas’ stand that contact tracing must be serious, and that the city should not rely on neighborhood rumor mongers, or the so-called “chismosas”. He dubbed the idea as “out of this world”. Meanwhile, the city government is eying to deploy COVID-19 contract tracers in each of the city’s seven districts......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 1st, 2020

Government needs 50,000 more contact tracers

The government is still looking to hire an additional 50,000 contact tracers to help in the country’s fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 15th, 2020

Duterte: More than 15,000 trained as COVID-19 contact tracers

The DOH previously said about P11.7 billion is needed to hire 136,000 contact tracers for at least three months......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 9th, 2020

Caloocan resort guests urged to quarantine

The Caloocan government yesterday appealed to hundreds of Gubat sa Ciudad resort guests, who still cannot be reached by contact tracers, to undergo self-quarantine......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 19th, 2021

‘Contact tracing still weakest link in COVID-19 response’

Baguio City Mayor and contact tracing czar Benjamin Magalong stressed the need yesterday to retrain the country’s 249,000 contact tracers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021

More frontliners in Mandaue City vaccinated

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — More frontliners in Mandaue City have been vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Monday, March 22, 2021. These frontliners were from the City Health Office, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), midwives and nurses in the barangays, and contact tracers. Dr. Dominga Obenza, City health officer and […] The post More frontliners in Mandaue City vaccinated appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2021

DILG deploys additional 802 contact tracers to Metro Manila

“With our number of CTs, we have exceeded DOH standard. Per the DOH, the ideal contact tracer to population ratio is 1:800 so to fully cover 108 million Filipinos, we actually need a total of 135,000 contact tracers only,” Malaya said, though it is unclear if the ratio is met within each locality. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 18th, 2021

100 more contact tracers to be deployed in Pasay

CALOOCAN CITY, Feb. 26 (PIA) -- Following a recent surge in COVID-19 active cases in Pasay City, an additional 100 contact tracers will be deployed to aid the local government in its response effor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

9 Lapu-Lapu health dept. employees positive of COVID-19

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – Nine Lapu-Lapu City Health Department (LCHD) employees and contact tracers tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This was confirmed by Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan in a press briefing on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. The positive employees include Grace Carungay, Chan’s sister and head of the City Epidemiology and […] The post 9 Lapu-Lapu health dept. employees positive of COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2021

Mandaue City gov’t’s newly hired nurses undergo rescue training

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Seven newly hired nurses of the Mandaue City government are undergoing rescue training today, February 13 in Mandaue City. Felix Suico Jr., operations head of the city’s Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (DRRMO), said the nurses were former contact tracers by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) where they […] The post Mandaue City gov’t’s newly hired nurses undergo rescue training appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2021

DOH to send contact tracers to Bontoc

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 23(PIA)-The Department of Health is sending about 40 contact tracers to Bontoc, Mountain Province to help in the conduct of enhanced contact tracing following the detection of COV.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 25th, 2021

DOH to send 4 teams of contact tracers to Bontoc

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 23(PIA)-The Department of Health is sending at least four teams of contact tracers to Bontoc, Mountain Province to help in the conduct of enhanced contact tracing following the de.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 25th, 2021