CITY OF SAN FERNANDO— To ensure the continuous compliance with the Infection Control Policy of the city, the Incident Management Team here conducted a random inspection on establishments on Wednesday.
Dr. Carlos Mercado, City Health Officer-in-charge and the Incident Commander of the IMT, led the inspection.
“Itong ginagawa natin random inspection siya ng Incident Management Team in response sa mga nare-receive nating complaints regarding sa hindi pagsunod sa health protocols ng ilang mga establishments dito sa siyudad,” Mercado explained.
The IMT inspected some establishments around the city including malls, fast food chains, restaurants, government centers, and public places.
“This inspection is a good reminder para sa mga establishments and individual residents of the city kasi kung mapapansin natin parang naka-kampante na yung mga tao, para sa kanila wala na lang yung COVID-19 so ngayon muli nating pinapaalala sa kanila na andyan pa rin yung virus, nakakahawa pa rin ito at worst nakakamatay pa rin ito,” the officer added.
The group specifically monitored the minimum health standards the local government ordered establishments to implement in their respective premises since the onset of COVID-19 in March.
Establishments who failed to adhere to the necessary requirements were given first warning and will be under the close monitoring of the task force.
Further, the IMT visited some barangays to ensure that health protocols are in place and peace and order is maintained.
“Sa mga barangay naman tinitingnan natin if they are following the health protocols, [Department of the Interior and Local Government] Memorandum and Circulars natin like the road clearing kasi nalalapit na yung road clearing inspection natin this February so tinitignan din natin anong preparasyon ang ginagawa nila,” said Marites Quillope, City Local Government Operations Officer.
“Usually, ang mga Fernandino aware na sila pero yung mga taong nanggagaling mula sa ibang provinces yun ang dapat siguro nating tutukan at makipag-interface sa ibang agency para malaman nila ano yung mga lapses nila at mga strategies na dapat gawin,” Quillope added.
Quillope also recommended each barangay to have their own Public Address System to make information dissemination faster and more efficient.
Joining Mercado and Quillope were Louie P. Clemente, City Public Order and Coordinating Officer; Police Captain Alejandro Sagum; Dunn Patrick Imana, Health and Sanitation Division Chief; Mila D. Rivera, Market Supervisor II, City Market Operations Division; Barangay Coordinator Romy Dizon; and Ivan Lagman, City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Research and Planning Chief.