By ROCAYA SUMNDAD OTICAL YAHYA
BACOLOD KALAWI, Lanao del Sur: Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) who returned to Bacolod Kalawi municipality are tested negative of the Coronavirus after having completed the mandatory 14-day quarantine, according to local health officials.
Bacolod Kalawi health Chief Dr. Noor-Hanifah M. Anshary said the LSIs have successfully undergone the mandatory antibody-based Rapid Detection Test (RDT) upon their arrival and all have been tested negative.
Anshary said they conducted another Antibody-Based Rapid Detection Test (RDT) to all of the aforementioned LSIs and they were all tested negative for the second test.
The RDT testing is in compliance with the government’s efforts in addressing the prevention, spread and preparation of health protocols to combat COVID-19 pandemic in the entire country.
Municipal mayor Nora L. Dipatuan and Vice-Mayor Junaira Mabandus Dipatuan thanked the municipal Rural Health Unit (RHU) under Dr. Anshary, the municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Officer (MDRRMO) headed by Amer Watamama, the Municipal Police Station led by P/Captain Timothy Jims Romanillos, barangay chairmen and MILG officials who continuously monitor the health status of all LSIs.
Mayor Dipatuan said these local frontliners deserve appreciation for all their hardwork and dedication for the welfare of the populace of Bacolod Kalawi especially amid the virus pandemic.
Since the outbreak of the dreaded virus, the local government unit of Bacolod Kalawi under the leadership of Mayor Dipatuan has not been remiss of its duty in the fight against local transmission of the coronavirus and in safeguarding the welfare of its populace.