DOH to LGUs: Organize contact tracing teams

first_img* Negros Occidental – 296 (trained)* Iloilo province – 1,403 (687 trained, 716 untrained)* Capiz – 52 (trained)* Bacolod City – 26 (trained)* Iloilo City – 60 (trained)* Guimaras – 81 (trained)* Antique – 782 (262 trained, 520 untrained)* Aklan – 737 (trained)As of July 12, Western Visayas had a total of 461 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 11 deaths  and 178 cases who recovered – leaving the region with 272 active cases, DOH-6 data showed. According to Juanico, the 3,437 contact tracers represent 34 percent of the target 9,958 tracers DOH-6 hopes LGUs would be able to hire. The ideal ratio is one contact tracer per 800 population, she added. These LGUs should not wait for COVID-19 cases to surge in their turfs before organizing their contact tracers, she stressed. As of last week, DOH-6 counted 3,437 contact tracers across the region. Of these,2,201 completed training conducted by the regional health office. These people could be suspect or probable COVID-19 cases, she explained. The more contact tracers the faster it gets to identify suspect and probable COVID-19 cases and isolate them, said Dr. Jane Juanico, head of DOH Region 6’s Infectious Disease Section. Here’s the breakdown of the contact tracers: “Active surveillance” of people with respiratory illness is important, said Juanico, in curbing the spread of COVID-19 cases. ILOILO City – The Department of Health (DOH) ordered local government units (LGUs) in Western Visayas to form contact tracing teams  on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Juanico said it appears that LGUs with no COVID-19 cases do not have or have very few contact tracers. Here’s the breakdown of the 461 cases – Aklan, six; Antique, 15; Capiz, six; Guimaras, zero; Iloilo province, 42; Negros Occidental, eight; Bacolod City, 11; Iloilo City, 36; and repatriates, 337. Contact tracing teams may be made up of barangay officials, Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams, midwives, nurses, and Philippine National Police members, among others,  said Juanico./PNlast_img read more

Teletović’s Triple “from parking” the Craziest Basketball Score of the Continental Championships

first_imgThe triple score of Mirza Teletović during the game with Lithuania was announced as the craziest basketball score of the continental championships.We recall the words of the commentator Edin Avdić related to Mirza’s triple, when he said “from parking”. 1164 visitors of the official FIBA website have voted for the B&H representative. Bojan Bogdanović took second place with 254 votes.Besides Teletović and Bogdanović, in competition for the craziest basketball score of continental championships were Chih-Shan Hun from Taiwan,  Antoine Diot from France, Georgian George Tsintsadze, Chun Wai Wong from Hong Kong, Akeem Scott from Jamaica, representative of Qatar Jarvis Hayes, Mamadou Ndoye from Senegal and Domen Lorbek from Slovenia.(Source: Klix.ba)last_img

‘I JUST WANTED A WEE FISH TO EAT’ – POACHER TELLS JUDGE

first_imgA POACHER caught with a 10lb salmon on the River Finn has told a judge: “I just wanted a wee fish to eat.”John Crawford was caught with the salmon and a net by Garda John O’Sullivan on the River Finn near Castlefin on June 3 last year.The court heard that Gda O’Sullivan spotted Crawford and a second man carrying a large white sack and thought the behaviour was suspicious When the garda caught up with the accused, Crawford had said: “I thought you were the bailiff – I was poaching.”Crawford, of 8 Dergview Hillhead, Castlefinn, pleaded guilty.He was asked by Judge Paul Kelly at Letterkenny District Court why he was out poaching.“I was just trying to get a wee fish to eat,” replied Crawford.Crawford was fined €150 for poaching the salmon, €150 for possession of the net and ordered to pay €350 costs.“That’s an expensve salmon I’m afraid,” Judge Kelly told him.‘I JUST WANTED A WEE FISH TO EAT’ – POACHER TELLS JUDGE was last modified: February 4th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:castlefinnJOhn CrawfordLetterkenny District Courtpoacherriver finnlast_img read more