QC Info
24 May 2020

Ayon sa Department of Health, 2000 na ang bilang ng nagpositibong kaso ng #COVID19PH sa lungsod. 1822 dito ang may kumpletong address sa QC.

Umabot naman sa 1634 ang kumpirmado ng ating QC Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit (CESU).

Ang datos mula sa DOH ay dumadaan sa validation ng CESU, health center staff at mga opisyal ng barangay para masigurong sila ay residente ng QC.

Maaari pang magbago ang bilang ng mga kaso sa lungsod dahil na rin sa isinasagawang community-based testing.

 
For more updates visit: www.facebook.com/QCGov
23 May 2020

Muli tayong namahagi ng 2,000 tulong pinansyal para sa vendors at hawkers ng lungsod ngayong araw.

Ang Kalingang QC Program ay hatid ng ating lokal na pamahalaan kasama ang Sangguniang Panlungsod para sa mga sektor na lubos na naapektuhan ang kabuhayan dahil sa enhanced community quarantine.

Kabilang sa benepisyaryo ang mga lactating mother, driver ng pedicab, tricycle, jeep, AUV, taxi at TNVS, solo parents, vendors, Persons with Disability (PWDs) o kanilang mga magulang, at senior citizens. Pinalawig pa ang programa upang mabigyan rin ng tulong ang ating QC scholars.

23 May 2020

TINGNAN: Nadagdagan pa ang mga mechanical ventilator sa ating mga ospital. Ito ang makina na tumutulong sa pasyente upang makahinga nang maayos.

Sa ngayon, mayroon nang ventilators ang lahat ng ating mga pampublikong ospital sa lungsod na magagamit ng mga #COVID19PH patient.

Maliban dito, nagdagdag din tayo ng patient monitors upang mas madaling makita ang medical vital signs ng pasyente at matiyak ang ibinibigay ng lungsod na high-quality health service.

23 May 2020

Mula ng buksan natin ang community-based testing centers sa bawat distrito, nakapag-swab test na tayo sa 6,278 na indibidwal.

May resulta na ang 2,386 dito. 2,081 ang negatibo sa #COVID19PH, habang 305 naman ang nagpositibo.

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23 May 2020

 
QC partners with private sector for rapid testing

To increase its efforts to proactively identify coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients, the Quezon City government partnered with the private sector for rapid testing in some barangays.

Quezon City received 3,800 rapid antibody-based diagnostic test (RDTs) kits from Project Ark, a private sector initiative, which will be used to screen and identify residents from selected barangays.

“We appreciate the support of the private sector especially Project Ark in our battle against COVID-19. This initiative complements our efforts of intensive community testing to identify patients from our barangays,” Mayor Joy Belmonte said.

Last Monday, May 18, 1500 rapid tests were conducted in four barangays: Immaculate Concepcion, Kristong Hari, Kalugusan, and Dona Aurora. These barangays were identified to be the pilot areas based on their population, active cases, and attack rate of the virus in the area. These barangays are also located along Quezon City’s hospital belt, an area with hospitals accommodating COVID-19 patients.

Given this, many health workers also reside in these areas making them more at risk of contracting the virus. Data from the city’s Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (ESU) indicate that 25% of all positive patients in Quezon City are health workers.

The rapid diagnostic test identifies the presence of IgG and IgM antibodies which are generated by the body in response to COVID-19 infection. The presence of IgM presumes that a person’s immune system is still responding to the infection. While IgG positive speculates that antibodies were developed after they have already fought off the virus in the recent past.

Out of the 1500 residents, only .33% tested positive for IgM. These residents are then swabbed using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for confirmation. They are also brought to HOPE facilities while waiting for their PCR results.

Additionally, .87% tested positive for IgG.

Joseph Juico, project manager for community testing, explained that IgG positive residents should still practice health protocols. “Just because they turned out positive for IgG only and negative for IgM, does not make them invincible to the virus. That is why we still strongly recommend them to be cautious and practice health protocols such as disinfecting, wearing masks, and social distancing.”

The 11 areas under special concern lockdown in five barangays were also being tested using 4,000 RDT kits since May 21. These areas include Sitio Militar in Brgy. Bahay Toro; Vargas Compound-Adelfa Metro Heights-Abanay and Ancop Canada in Brgy. Culiat; Lower Gulod in Brgy. Sauyo; 318 Dakila St., 2nd Alley Kalayaan B and Masbate St. in Brgy. Batasan Hills; and Victory Avenue, ROTC Hunters, BMA Avenue and Agno St. in Brgy. Tatalon.

As of May 22, 1419 rapid tests have been conducted in these five barangays and only 5.99% tested positive for IgM. However, 11 who tested negative but are symptomatic were also subjected for swabbing, bringing the total number of residents endorsed for PCR testing to 96.

Juico explained that those who tested positive for IgM will automatically be subjected for the PCR test.

“If they turned out positive for the IgM component of the rapid test, they will immediately undergo swab testing in the same testing area,” Juico said.

“However, if they are negative for IgG and IgM antibodies but are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, they will still undergo swabbing,” he added.

Juico said that these patients will follow protocols of community-based testing where after the swab test, they will be brought to the HOPE community caring facilities and adhere to strict quarantine procedures.

The lady mayor also reiterated the importance of the PCR test to ensure accurate COVID-19 infection. “PCR testing plays a major role because at the end of the day, it is still the gold standard of testing.”

Belmonte explained that regardless of the results, all tested using RDT kits will continue to do quarantine and practice health protocols such as social distancing, wearing of masks, and washing of hands.

“With the combination of rapid testing, swab testing and the lockdown of these areas, we are amplifying the detection and mitigation of the virus,” Belmonte said.


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23 May 2020

Para sa vendors at hawkers, tingnan ang schedule ng Kalingang QC Program payout ngayong May 23, 2020.

Ang Kalingang QC Program ay handog ng lokal na pamahalaan kasama ang Sangguniang Panlungsod para sa mga sektor na lubos na naapektuhan ang kabuhayan dahil sa enhanced community quarantine. Kabilang sa benepisyaryo ang mga driver ng pedicab, tricycle, PUV, AUV, taxi at TNVS, solo parents, Persons with Disability (PWDs) o kanilang mga magulang, lactating mothers, at senior citizens.

22 May 2020

53,397 na ang natulungang lactating mothers, pedicab, tricycle, jeep, AUV, taxi, at TNVS drivers, solo parents, vendors,Persons with Disability (PWDs), at senior citizens sa Kalingang QC Program!

Ito ang 2,000 pisong tulong pinansyal mula sa pamahalaang lokal at Sangguniang Panlungsod para sa mga sektor na naapektuhan ang kabuhayan ngayong ipinatutupad ang enhanced community quarantine.

I-check kung kayo ay kwalipikado sa Kalingang QC Program: https://tinyurl.com/KalingangQCProcess Maaari rin po kayong mag-email sa This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. para sa inyong mga katanungan.

For more updates visit: www.facebook.com/QCGov

22 May 2020

Patuloy ang pamamahagi ng “unclaimed” payouts mula sa Social Amelioration Program ng Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) para sa mga kwalipikadong benepisyaryo.

Ang ating team ay bumalik sa barangay Paang Bundok, NS Amoranto, Salvacion, Bagong Pag-asa, Project 6, Payatas, Bayanihan, Blue Ridge A, E. Rodriguez, Marilag, Kristong Hari, Immaculate Concepcion, Pinagkaisahan, Sacred Heart, Old Capitol Site, Baesa.

Bawat pamilyang nakatanggap ng ayuda ay qualified, alinsunod sa guidelines na inilabas ng DSWD. https://tinyurl.com/QCSAPGuidelines

Mamimigay rin po ng 4,000 pisong tulong mula sa pamahalaang lokal para sa mga kwalipikadong pamilya na hindi nakasama sa listahan ng DSWD.

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22 May 2020

 
Belmonte assures QC residents of food security amid COVID-19

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte assures residents of sufficient food supply amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic as she formed a task force that will further strengthen the city’s food security plan.

“We’ve seen our people struggle to put food on their table these past two months. Our idea is to strengthen our capability of producing our own food as a city and meet the needs of every family as we move forward,” said Belmonte.

The lady Mayor formed the QC-Food Security Task Force (QC-FSTF) as she saw the need to further boost the city’s capability to produce its own food, among others, amid the uncertainty brought about by the deadly virus.

The Quezon City government has partnered with the Department of Agriculture (DA) to jointly promote urban agriculture initiatives where residents are encouraged to try home gardening, community nurseries, and urban aquaculture as a means to boost household food security. It recently launched a libreng binhi program that gives out urban farming starter kits to citizens. To date, about 6612 starter kits have been distributed so far.

Emmanuel Velasco, co-chair of the QC-FSTF, said the task force will focus on developing strategies to further strengthen food security and help the local economy recover under the new normal.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for all of us. It has put a burden on our people and has made us question our current ways of living,” said Velasco.
“Food is a concern of everyone, so we must all work together, allow new ways of thinking and initiate processes that can be sustainable, not only to survive this pandemic but to reboot the economy and create a new normal that we can pass on to the next generation,” he added.

The Task Force is mandated to formulate the city’s food security plan, which involves the repurposing of suitable open spaces for urban farming, creating partnerships with agricultural provinces and the development of agriculture zones and food zones for more direct trade and value-added processing of food.

Aside from promoting urban agriculture, agricultural inputs creation, and select animal production, the task force will also work with legislative committees, sectoral representatives from agri-business, farmer’s organizations, and civil society organizations to ensure long-term food security.

The QC-FSTF also aims to meet Zero Hunger initiatives, one of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (UN), in order to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition, and push for sustainable agriculture.

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22 May 2020

 

Muling nag-ikot si Mayor Joy Belmonte sa mga rapid testing site sa ating lungsod upang alamin ang kalagayan ng mga komunidad.

Kabilang ang Brgy. Batasan Hills sa limang barangay na may special concern lockdown area (SCLA) kung saan isinasagawa ang rapid testing.

Salamat sa private sector donors na nagbigay ng rapid test kits sa ating lungsod. ?

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