Suan bats for proactive measures vs surging Covid cases


“SAKIT kaayo pamalandungon nga mangandam na ta daan sa worst case scenario pero para sa ako mas maayo gyud unta nga kita diri sa city council at least mangandam ta bahala’g dili mahitabo kaysa anang nahitabo pero wala ta nakapangandam daan.”

This was stressed by Councilor Lordan G. Suan in his special report during the regular session Monday presided over by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy after observing the rising COVID-19 cases in the city.

“Mag prepare na ta daan diri sa city council kung unsay atong mahimo in case moabot og 300 plus na ang atong daily COVID-19 cases. We just need to be prepared, mas maayo man sad na maniguro ta. As councilors (we should think) kung unsay atong

mabuhat daan in advance para pro-active ta kaysa anang reactive,” Suan added.

Considering the re-alignment of funds for purposes of allocating additional funds for COVID-19 responses as a good start, the councilor, however, suggested the use of covered courts as temporary holding facilities for patients.

“Maybe we should revisit the recommendation of Councilor Jocelyn

Rodriguez before nga kaning covered courts gamiton nato as temporary holding facility or while gahulat ta sa mga hospitals nga mobakante. Okay man ang covered courts kay well-ventilated, luag, abri, naay mga bintana,” explained the councilor.

He likewise suggested the utilization of school buildings saying most of these structures have well-designed lobbies and well-ventilated classrooms.

“Regarding sa problems nga naay mga parents ug teachers nga ga-handle sa mga modules so naa gihapon concern ana pero we can find a way around it,” the councilor pointed out.

Finally, Suan recommended the establishment of additional vaccination sites specifically the “Drive-thru” vaccination which is already being implemented in Manila and other countries.

“Hatagan siguro nato’g alternative nga paagi sa atong vaccination in case lang nga naay risk sa kanang daghan kaayo magtapok while gibakunahan especially sa mga enclosed spaces. Kung magdugang siguro ta’g places of vaccination and even try the drive-thru vaccination which is already being implemented in other countries and even in Manila para lang makapa paspas,” the councilor further explained.

The matter was referred to the committee on health and health insurance chaired by Councilor Maria Lourdes S. Gaane for appropriate action.