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Test Trace Treat

Task Force T3

DOH’s strategy on Test, Trace and Treat has provided us the backbone that would streamline and simplify the tasks at hand.

Test Booths

  • An efficient and widely available expanded testing capability in the province will be one of the key factors in arresting the spread of the Coronavirus. If we can identify the afflicted right away through RT-PCR testing, then our enemy will no longer be invisible. It will be easier to identify those who we need to isolate, give them proper treatment and give the community peace of mind.
  • Memorandum of Agreement signed between PGB and PRC (graphics should include 1,415 testing allotted for Bataan under the MOA)
  • Memorandum of Agreement signed between PGB and JBLMGH (graphics – test capacity a day of JBLMGH is 4,000 a day)
  • Establishment of our very own 1Bataan-BGHMC PCR Laboratory that has two RT-PCR gold standard machines, and two GeneXpert machines from DOH. (graphics – 95-97 percent accuracy, 350 tests a day)
  • GeneXpert machines are used to determine whether an emergency case is a COVID case or not. Results are readily available in less than an hour.
  • Setting up of swabbing booths in certain municipalities for easy facilitation of COVID19 test among frontliners, suspect and probable cases in the locality

Call Center

  • Signed EO no. 36 to establish Local Contact Tracing Teams (LCTT) for COVID headed by PNP and MHOs/ CHOs per municipality/city.
  • Established the 1Bataan-COVID 19 Call Center for monitoring and mapping of COVID cases.
  • IP radios were distributed in personnels from public and private hospitals and concerned agencies of the government for a more efficient and systematic communication
  • Launched the GeoTime App that allows  Geo-fencing and facial recognition for COVID patients
  • Set up checkpoints in all entry and exit points around Bataan, complete with CCTV cameras

Blumed Medical Tents

  • Installation of a negative pressure field hospital called BLUMED Medical Tents that serves as a triage area for patients prior to admission in BGHMC .
  • Appointment of Mariveles District Hospital as referral hospital for COVID cases.
  • By virtue of Optimized Emergency Response, BGHMC became an exclusive medical facility for COVID-19