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TAGUIG CITY RECOGNIZED FOR HAVING ONE OF THE HIGHEST ACCOMPLISHMENT RATES ON NATIONAL VACCINATION DAYS

City thanks healthcare workers for hard work in vaccination efforts
The City Government of Taguig was recognized for having one of  the highest accomplishment rates among local government units during the Bayanihan Bakunahan IV: National Vaccination Days held last March 10-18, 2022.
The award, given by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) together with other national government agencies in the National Task Force COVID-19, was formally received by Taguig City Health Office head Dra. Norena Osano, in SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City on Tuesday, March 22.
In his recent speech, Mayor Lino Cayetano attributed this feat to the city’s hardworking healthcare workers.
“It has always been our health workers who put their health at risk and try their very best to save lives. We thank them for their hard work and sacrifices,” he said.
As of March 21, a total of 832,839 individuals have already been fully vaccinated in the City of Taguig, translating to 94% of the DOH’s projected population of the City for 2022.
Taguig vows to remain aggressive in its disease surveillance and vaccination efforts despite the downward trend in cases of COVID-19 in the City.
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CITY INAUGURATES ROCKYSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER IN BARANGAY BAGUMBAYAN

TAGUIG SET TO OPEN YMCA-LIKE FACILITIES IN THE CITY
Taguig is set to open 19 community centers that will serve as a space for government services, communal space, sports and recreational activities and evacuation center. These buildings also house MRFs or Material Recovery Facility to keep our environment and communities clean.
The newly opened 3-storey multipurpose community center in Rockyside, Bagumbayan is one of the many community centers that will soon open which will make government services more accessible and felt within the community.
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ON THE FIRE THAT HIT THE TAGUIG PNP DETENTION CENTER

 

A fire struck the Taguig PNP Detention Center at the PNP Central Police Station on Friday afternoon, March 4, 2022. The station is near the Taguig City Hall but is separate from the main building where the city’s departments are located.
All the inmates housed in the PNP Detention Center have been accounted for. The Taguig Rescue, Bureau of Fire Protection, and Community Fire Brigade personnel immediately responded to the incident. The fire started at 12:10 PM and was declared out at 12:35 PM.
The Taguig City government assures residents that there is no cause for alarm and that all city’s departments will continue to operate normally.
A report from the Bureau of Fire Protection and the PNP will follow and details on the fire will be announced thereafter.
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TAGUIG SUPPORTS TRANSITION TO ALERT LEVEL 1; VOWS TO CONTINUE AGGRESSIVE COVID RESPONSE

City confident transition to new normal will be successful
Taguig City expresses its support on the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to downgrade the COVID-19 alert level in the National Capital Region from March 1 to 15, 2022, in relation to the Metro Manila Council’s recommendation.
With the Alert Level 1 soon to be in effect in Taguig City, lifting most of the restrictions based on the IATF guidelines, the City vows that its City Epidemiology Disease Surveillance Unit (CEDSU) will continue its active disease surveillance efforts and ensure COVID-19 patients will receive the necessary care to recover.
Taguig City will use its collective experience during the pandemic to further enhance its COVID-19 response. Taguig’s effective system has been in place during the first months of the pandemic which included fully equipped quarantine facilities, free testing for all residents, telemedicine in the local hospitals and in all health centers and contact tracing. For COVID-19 patients who are experiencing severe symptoms, hospital beds were made available and readily equipped to provide convenience, comfort and care to patients.
Among the City’s efforts are the creation of the Taguig Safe City Task Force, an office which ensures minimum public health standards and safety protocols are properly disseminated and implemented for the safety of citizens. The City also established the Taguig Resource for Extensive and Numeric Data (TREND). They collate and process data for use in decision making and also in closely monitoring areas of concern. Taguig also started its own Molecular Laboratory which allowed for more RT-PCR Tests to be conducted.
As of February 27, 2022, the City has conducted a total of 253,335 free RT-PCR tests across its 35 testing sites which includes the drive-thru testing centers, the Park N’ Test center, the testing sites in all  barangay health centers, and the Taguig Mega Swabbing Facility.
Taguig has institutionalized many of the learnings from the COVID-19 pandemic into its disaster preparedness and disease surveillance networks as we transition to the New Normal. Safety is at the forefront of the City Government of Taguig’s transition and we will continue to ensure its COVID-19 response remains strong and thoroughly implemented along with vaccination efforts for citizens. Taguig City is constantly finding ways to make its services available and accessible especially to those in need.
The City Government of Taguig implores business owners and establishments to cooperate and do their part in making the city safe by ensuring enforcement of the minimum public health standards and safety protocols as Taguig continues to march into the new future.
Together, let us heal as one. ###

COVID-19 medicine Molnupiravir now available in health centers thru Telemedicine

Mayor Lino Cayetano highlights meds will lower hospitalization rate

The City Government of Taguig, headed by Mayor Lino Cayetano, turned over on January 21, Friday, 10,000 capsules of  COVID-19 medicine Molnupiravir to the City Health Office to be given to COVID-19 patients under prescription.

According to the Institute of Clinical Epidemology, National Institute of Health, Molnupiravir is used to treat confirmed COVID patients who are 18 years old and above, with 5 days of mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms and with at least one risk factor for progression. This medicine shall allow patients to be taken care of properly and prevent hospitalization.

One or more signs and symptoms of COVID 19 include:
* Fever
* Chills
* Fatigue
* Loss of Smell
* Loss of Taste
* Diarrhea
* Sore Throat
* Cough
* Headache
* Muscle or Body Aches
* Vomiting
* Nasal Congestion
* Nausea
* Rhinorrhea

The risk factors for progression include:
* Individuals age 60 years old and above
* Active cancer
* Chronic Kidney Disease
* Chronic Pulmonary Disease
* Obesity
* Serious heart conditions
* Diabetes Mellitus

Taguig is consistent in its holistic approach of taking care of the patients in the city by providing COVID-19 home care packages together with telemedicine hotlines and closely monitoring the patients in the isolation facilities or even at home.

During the turn-over , Mayor Lino Cayetano highlighted the importance of the medicine in helping the efforts of the city to bring down the hospitalization.

“Despite of the continuous surge, Taguig has low rates of hospitalization. With this new medicine, we assume that severe cases will be avoided,” said Mayor Lino Cayetano.

Taguigeño COVID-19 patients may ask for the anti-viral drug by calling the Telemedicine of their barangays. Patients will then be assessed by a doctor and would evaluate the situation. If a patient needs the pill, it would be delivered right at their doorstep free of charge.

The availability of the Molnupiravir medicine and the existing COVID-19 programs accessible to the public to help against the virus shows how we adjust to the changing times in the new normal.

The Government continues to do its best to provide the needs of COVID-19 patients in the city and its citizens in their recovery and to further curb the spread of the virus.

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Taguig City Hotlines

Taguig City Hall 555- 7800 Police Taguig Mobile Patrol 0921-7221972
Fire Department at City Hall 642-9982 Public Order & Safety Office 642-1261
Fire Department Taguig Central 837-0740 / 837-4496 Taguig Environmental / Solid Waste 642-7557
Fire Department at FTI 837-4496 Traffic Management Office 640-7006
Lake & River Patrol 628-1377 Taguig-Pateros District Hospital 838-34-85
Office of Social Welfare & Development 555-7919 Taguig City Rescue 0919-0703112
PNP Taguig / COP 642-35-82 Taguig Emergency Hotline 165-7777
Tactical Operation Center Police 642-3582 Taguig Command Center 789- 3200
Police 117 / Emergency 1623 Doctors-On- Call 0917- 8210896
Trunkline 555-78-52/555-7854