MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo has suggested the nationwide authorities to set precise targets to gauge how the nation’s COVID-19 response is faring, amid a one-week extension of the improved neighborhood quarantine (ECQ) over Metro Manila and close by areas.
Robredo lamented throughout her Sunday radio program that the COVID-19 response plan tends to be too normal — or centered on bigger ideas like tracing, early detection, therapy.
What the federal government should do, she mentioned, is to put goals or scorecards which might set a objective that the nation wants to attain. As an instance, Robredo mentioned that when officers announce that exams can be elevated, it should be all the time be quantified by how a lot exams would enhance.
“Ang suggestion ko, para may objective, iyong sinasabi natin na may scorecard sana. Dapat lahat na ginagawa natin mayroong timeline, mayroong scorecard. Halimbawa, kung magdadagdag tayo ng one week (lockdown), ano iyong gusto nating ma-achieve sa April 11 kasi matatapos na iyong April 11, ‘di ba?” Robredo famous.
(My suggestion, so as to have an goal, is to have a scorecard. Everything they plan to do should have a timeline and a scorecard. For instance, in the event that they add another week of lockdown, what do they need to obtain by April 11?)
“Halimbawa, kapag sinabi mong detect, ilan ba iyong idadagdag mo sa testing, ‘di ba? Kasi halimbawa kahapon, 24% iyong positivity rate, 12,000 plus iyong nagpositive. Pero kapag tiningnan mo, Ka Ely, iyong tests, 33,000 lang iyong ginawa,” she added, referring to her co-host Ely Saludar.
(For instance, once they say detect, what number of exams will they do? Because yesterday, it was 20% was constructive, greater than 12,000 examined constructive. But if you happen to have a look at this, they solely examined 33,000.)
The Vice President additionally harassed that the quantity of exams being achieved lately — across the 28,000 to over 30,000 mark — just isn’t suffice as a result of it’s the similar quantity of COVID-19 exams that had been being achieved when the nation is simply seeing round 1,000 to 2,000 instances.
Since the later a part of March, the nation has already damaged the ten,000 mark by way of each day COVID-19 case enhance 4 instances: 10,016 final March 29, 15,310 last Friday, 12,576 on Saturday, and 11,028 on Sunday.
In the COVID-19 bulletin earlier, the Department of Health mentioned that they had been in a position to do 26,624 exams on Saturday, for a staggering 22.7 % positivity fee.
“Ang point ko lang, noong last year na ang cases natin—ilan pa ba—iyong March, April, ilan pa ba iyong cases natin, 1,000, 2,000, ang goal na natin 30,000, eh. Pero bakit hanggang ngayon nandoon pa rin tayo na sobrang dami nang nagpa-positive?” Robredo requested.
(My level is, once we had constructive instances that had been 1,000 to 2,000, the objective for the variety of exams had been at 30,000. But why are we nonetheless at that quantity when there are such a lot of testing constructive?)
“So ako, ang suggestion ko lang, para mayroon tayong hinahabol na target, sana tignan natin—kami, every day, mayroon kaming ginagawang sukat noong ilan ba iyong cases per 100,000 population. Bakit siya mahalaga? Mahalaga siya na per capita iyong tinitingnan natin kasi dapat iyon iyong basis ng pagbigay ng tulong sa mga LGUs,” she added.
(So for me, my suggestion is, if we’re going after a goal, we have to look into it — each day, we’re all the time protecting rely what number of instances there are per 100,000 inhabitants. Why is that this essential? It is essential that we glance per capita as a result of that’s the foundation of our giving help to LGUs.)
Ever for the reason that pandemic began, Robredo has given a number of pitches on how the federal government can enhance its COVID-19 response, whereas offering help to hospitals and frontliners by way of their personal sector companions.
However, her options have additionally landed her in scorching waters, being ridiculed online for supposedly nitpicking and never understanding the plans that the federal government has introduced.
Robredo admitted that she has seen critics being bashed online by administration supporters claiming that there’s a plan in opposition to the pandemic. However, she insisted that these plans are too normal, and doesn’t present any goal which can be used to gauge and evaluate the federal government’s precise efficiency.
“Kaya may mga nakikita tayo sa social media na naghahanap kung ano iyong plano. Nagagalit iyong ibang supporters ng administrasyon na ‘bakit tinatanong mo na ano iyong plano? Nandito na iyong plano.’ Pero iyong plano kasi masyadong general […] Kapag sinabi mong PDITR iyong plano, anong kaibahan nito noong nakaraan na one year na nating ginagawa,” she defined.
(That is why we see on social media people who find themselves in search of the plan. Then some supporters of the administration are getting indignant and asking “Why are you are looking for the plan when it’s already here?” But the plan is to normal… When you say PDITR is the plan, how totally different is that from final 12 months?)
PDITR is an acronym for the federal government’s plan to forestall, detect, isolate, deal with, and reintegrate COVID-19 sufferers.
“Sana hindi very general. Halimbawa, kapag sinabi mong detect, ilan iyong ite-test mo, ‘di ba? Ilan iyong ite-test mo, ano iyong gagawin mo para maincentivize iyong tao magtest tapos ang pangalawa, enough ba iyong isolation centers, ‘di ba. Ilan ba iyong isolation centers kasi sinabi mo mag-isolate, saan mag-a-isolate?” she mentioned.
(I hope it’s not very normal. For instance, once you say detect, what number of are you going to check, proper? How many individuals shall be examined, what is going to you do to incentivize folks to get examined? Second, are the isolation facilities sufficient? How many isolation facilities are left? Because once you say isolate, the place will they isolate?)
On Saturday, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque introduced that the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) really helpful the extension of the ECQ bubble status over Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal by one week. It was subsequently authorized by President Rodrigo Duterte.
The nation is battling a surge of COVID-19 instances, attributed by well being consultants to the unfold of extra infectious variants of concern. As of Sunday, the nation has over 135,526 active cases, majority of which are found inside the bubble.
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