SOCOMED Society launches free online consultation

Free consultation through online doctors dubbed as “telemed consultation” officially started on April 24, after it was being launched through the collaborative efforts of South Cotabato Medical (SOCOMED) Society. The said program is being spearheaded by SOCOMED Pres. Dr. Jose Ferrante Solano in partnership with the City Government of Koronadal which aims to help people … Read more SOCOMED Society launches free online consultation

Koronadal gov’t prepares to end ECQ

The City Government of Koronadal is now preparing to possibly end the Enhance Community Quarantine (ECQ) this coming April 30. As part of the preparations, the Technical Working Group (TWG) calls for a meeting attended by the Department of Health (DOH) Region XII representative Cyndi Doregios-Estrabon to tackle the possible actions to be taken. During … Read more Koronadal gov’t prepares to end ECQ

City gov’t establishes online and mobile palengke amid quarantine

City gov’t establishes online and mobile palengke amid quarantine In a bid to provide enough food to the entire populace in this time of crisis brought about by Covid-19 pandemic , the City Government of Koronadal established the online and onsite mobile palengke to allow citizens to buy basic goods near their homes. Dubbed as … Read more City gov’t establishes online and mobile palengke amid quarantine

Koronadal City gov’t ensures adequate food supplies

“Adequate food supplies in the city”, this is what the local government of Koronadal wants to ensure amidst the coronavirus (covid-19) outbreak. To guarantee enough stock of supplies such as rice and agricultural farm products, City Mayor Eliordo U. Ogena met with the National Food Authority (NFA) South Cotabato and the local rice suppliers. He … Read more Koronadal City gov’t ensures adequate food supplies

CHO, urges households and other agencies to perform regular disinfection

The City Health Office (CHO) is now urging every household, government institutions and private sectors in the city to perform regular disinfection in their respective territories to combat the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic. According to OIC-City Health Officer Dr. Edito Vego that disinfection has a vital role to make the whole things clean through the use … Read more CHO, urges households and other agencies to perform regular disinfection

City Employees strictly adopt measures against COVID-19

Koronadal City employees strictly adopt measures to suppress the proliferation of coronavirus infectious disease (COVID-19) in the entire city.  Consequently, the actions taken are as follows: Washing of hands with soap and water and using sanitizer before entering the premises of the city hall or respective offices. Employees are temporarily suspended in using biometric however … Read more City Employees strictly adopt measures against COVID-19

Koronadal athletes receive early cash incentives and allowances

The city government of Koronadal has immediately released the 1.8 and 1.4 million pesos for cash incentives and allowances respectively.  A total of 3.2 million pesos from the Special Education Fund were distributed to the city’s athletes who participated in the just concluded 7th Soccsksargen Regional Athletic Association (SRAA) Meet held in General Santos City. … Read more Koronadal athletes receive early cash incentives and allowances

More Information on ASF for Local Meat Vendors

Lectures on African Swine Fever (ASF) were conducted for meat vendors and ‘lecherous’ here in the city of Koronadal.  According to Dr. Charlemagne Calo of the City Veterinary Office who spearheaded the activity said that our meat dealers must be informed on the fundamental facts regarding ASF which is currently considered as one of the … Read more More Information on ASF for Local Meat Vendors

Koronadal is nCov-free

“There is nothing to fear from novel coronavirus (nCov) because Koronadal is still nCov-free and close monitoring is being implemented throughout the city,” acting City Health Officer Dr. Edito Vego said amidst nCov invasion across the world. Furthermore, there is no necessity in using surgical face masks as the said virus will not directly infect everyone. Dr.Vego clarifies this statement after surgical face masks are running out of supply both in local and national stores in the country.

According to Dr. Vego, a strong immune system will help our bodies fight against the virus.  He even compares the intensity of nCov with the dengue strain, in which the latter left a high fatality rate last year.  He further states that viruses can be destroyed by doing simple, hygienic procedures.

Steps include the following:

Washing hands using water and soap or sanitizer with not less than 70% alcohol content;

Cover your mouth and nose when sneezing;

Stay away from sick people or refrain from going out of your houses if you are sick;

Avoid crowded places, and;

Consult the nearest health facility if symptoms manifest such as fever, cough, and difficulty in breathing.

In addition to Dr. Vego’s statement, a surgical face mask is advisable to use if one exhibits respiratory ailments or is upon advice by the physician. However, the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS cov) are not different from the Novel Corona Virus (nCov) as Dr. Vego recalls.

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