Responsive services, infra key to Camiguin’s survival amid Covid

By : Mindanao Today/06:36:22am 01/11/2022


In his SOPA, Gov. Jurdin Jesus Romualdo cites the local government's ‘careful and conscientious’ crafting of COVID-19 response, making sure that there is a balance between the economy and health of the people. (RTP | PIA-10 | Camiguin)

By Recthie Paculba

CAMIGUIN – “Our pandemic response in the island is heavily focused on responsive public health, unhampered infrastructure development, and accessible financial and material aid to each and every Camiguingnon.”

In his State of the Province Address, January 7, Gov. Jurdin Jesus Romualdo emphasized the local government's “careful and conscientious” crafting of Covid-19 response, making sure that there is a balance between the economy and health of the people.

For years of battling with the adverse effects of Covid-19, Romualdo said the provincial government along with the Office of Congressman Xavier Jesus Romualdo has rolled out Covid-19 programs that would amount to P122 million.

About P34 million has been augmented to the Camiguin General Hospital (CGH) to cover the hospital's operations during the surge.

From the said amount, P20 million was used to purchase drugs and medicines, medical supplies including personal protective equipment (P27 million), accommodation and food expenses of CGH employees found positive of Covid-19 (P2 million), medical oxygen and purchase of additional 225 cylinder tanks (P2 million), and refill for oxygen tanks (P8 million).

The province has also completed the Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility (TTMF) in October 2021 that is built to provide decent and comfortable quarantine facilities for asymptomatic cases.

Rep. Romualdo was also able to secure P10 million for the purchase of equipment and construction of a reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) laboratory from the Department of Health (DOH) fund.

“We have exhausted all possible available means within a short period of time to strengthen our health sector. We have done this to be a relevant part of the solution,” Romualdo said. (RTP | PIA-10 | Camiguin)

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