Members of the City’s Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of the Emerging Infectious Diseases, chaired by Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, convened yesterday to consider the adoption of the so-called Smart Contact Tracing that will do away with the practice of using pen and paper-based registration prior to entry to malls, banks, government offices and other service establishments.
DTI-7 Assistant Regional Director Ma. Elena Calumpang-Arbon stressed the need to adopt the use of digital tool for a more effective contact tracing in cooperation with the Department of Science and Technology.
Meanwhile, City Health Officer Dr. Maria Sarah B. Talla, Dr. Socrates Villamor Team Leader of DOH Negros Oriental and Dr. Kenneth Coo also participated in the virtual presentation of a Manila-based company proposing the possible use of Anti-gen testing as an alternative to Rapid Diagnostic Testing in the surveillance of COVID cases.