Inday Sara ‘struggles’ with contact tracing

Inday Sara ‘struggles’ with contact tracing

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte with the President

By Junex Doronio

SHE IS NOT throwing in the towel yet but Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has admitted having a hard time tracing suspected patients of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ascontinues to be a struggle for the city is now self-regulation.

In her virtual presser Friday, August 7, via 87.5 Davao City Disaster Radio, the mayor said she is eyeing to hire additional contact tracers as there are only 282 personnel tasked to trace those afflicted with COVID-19 sufferers in such a large city.

“Maghulat ta sa recommendation sa City Health if there’s a need to hire for additional people sa contact tracing. (“We will wait for the recommendation of City Health if there’s a need to hire additional people for contact tracing),” Duterte-Carpio said.

She lamented that based on the reports about contact tracing reaching her office, some of the suspected patients were not willing to disclose information.

“Ang uban dili na makahinumdom sakto for 14 days, dili ganahan ang uban sa sige usab-usab pangutana, ug ang uban dili na ma-contact. We have the names, we have the numbers pero dili na ma-contact. Dili na mutubag (Others have difficulty remembering where they were for the last 14 days, others don’t want to be asked again and again, while others can no longer be reached. We have the names and numbers but they can’t be reached. They won’t answer anymore.),” Duterte-Carpio said.

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