MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III issued a directive to deploy Doctors to the Barrios (DTTBs) and other healthcare workers to urgently respond to the brewing situation in Cebu City.
Due to the increasing number of new cases and widespread community transmission in majority of barangays in Cebu City, as well as the consistent case doubling time of less than seven (7) days and the significant increase in critical care utilization against critical care capacity, Cebu City was placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) through the Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) Resolution No. 46-A.
Following the observation of National Task Force Leads Secretary Carlito Galvez and Cebu Overseer Secretary Roy Cimatu and reports of CHD 7 Director Jaime Bernadas that the Cebu City health care system is overwhelmed with patient load at the moment, Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III issued a directive to deploy Doctors to the Barrios (DTTBs) and other healthcare workers to urgently respond to the brewing situation. Also among those who were quick to rise to the call were health care workers from the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
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