NEWS | 2021/02/11 | LKRO
KIDAPAWAN CITY (February 4, 2021) – More and more constituents of Kidapawan City avail and benefit from the free issuance of Covid-19 Contact Tracing System (CCTS) which begun last December 15, 2021.
Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph A. Evangelista said this initiative aims to provide service to the residents especially those who do not have the capacity to secure CCTS or QR Code on their own due to various reasons such as internet and signal problems, no gadgets to be used, and other difficulties.
“The issuance of CCTS ID cards to our residents will help us greatly in achieving a more systematic and efficient contact tracing of individuals who are exposed or had close contacts with Covid-19 positive patients and those exhibiting symptoms of the disease”, said Mayor Evangelista.
The Local Chief Executive also informed that as of Wednesday, February 3, 2021 the number of issued CCTS is 4,163, with just almost two months of operation.
The number of residents availing the free service continue to increase which is an indication that they are well informed and supportive of the City Government’s campaign against Covid-19.
The actual processing is conducted in front of the City Hall though a help desk manned by well-trained personnel. Minimum health protocols are observed such as body temperature, wearing of facemasks and face shields, and physical or social distancing.
While many other Kidapawenos had already secured their CCTS ID through the link provided by the Region 12 Covid19 Contact Tracing System downloadable in their cellphone and other gadgets, the City Government remains keen in helping a bigger number of constituents obtain their own CCTS ID card for free.
The CCTS or Covid19 system tracing ID is mandatory in all public and private establishments and is strictly implemented based on the approved resolutions and guidelines of the Regional IATF for Covid-19. This is also aimed to institutionalize a digitalized system of tracking anyone exposed to Covid19 infected person and control the spread of the virus.
In this regard, Mayor Evangelista urged every Kidapaweno to be mindful of the health protocols and keep on practicing the protective measures against the dreaded disease including washing of hands often, avoid or limit social gatherings and being exposed to crowded places and others.
The City Government also continues to encourage residents in the 40 barangays of the city to report their health condition to their respective Barangay Health Emergency Response Team (BHERT) and help in the monitoring of possible Covid-19 infections in their respective areas.
In this way, the City Government can immediately respond to Covid-19 cases apart from the other initiatives taken to strengthen the fight against the disease such as putting up of additional Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility (TTMF) and augmentations given to existing Covid19 Isolation Facilities. (CIO_AJPME/jscj)