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Shuttle Service for Frontliners

Suspension of public transportation during the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) period leads to further exhaustion of frontliners working in Dagupan City. Some of them live in the neighboring towns and some have already experienced discrimination. The City Government of Dagupan, in cooperation with Land Transportation Office – Region 1, provided free shuttle service from boundary checkpoints for its frontliners.

Health workers of both public and private hospitals, and government employees and workers are entitled to avail of the said service. The designated pick-up points are the following: Shuttle Service for Frontliners LGU: Dagupan City, Pangasinan LOGISTICS 1. Puregold Calasiao, 2. Caltex Binmaley- San Carlos Junction; and, 3. Mangaldan Public Market.

The drop-off point will be in Region 1 Medical Center in Arellano St., Dagupan City. Other frontliners can also avail of the free ride if their locations are in the routes being traversed by the shuttle service. Recognizing the frontliner’s important role in our nation’s fight against COVID-19, this simple act of appreciation surely helps them focus more on their work – saving lives, and serving the people.

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Women in the Time of COVID-19

The pandemic has created a critical stage shortage of face masks across the region and our frontliners are at high risk of exposing themselves to the virus.

Without the protection they need, their families and people around them will also be at risk. Anent this, the women of Barangay Centro Toma and Brgy. Ranao were given a source of livelihood by producing face masks for frontliners.

With the help from the beneficiaries of TESDA Tailoring Group, eighteen (18) women were also mobilized to produce face masks made from tailored cloth. On the onset of the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine, it was foreseen that there will be a shortage of the protective gears particularly face masks so they began sewing for the frontliners. They were able to produce around 5,000 face masks while they are staying at home..

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Medical and Dental Teleconsultation

Individuals with health conditions have higher risk of exposure or even infection to COVID-19. In response to this, the Rural Health Unit in the Municipality of Bayambang, Pangasinan launched its Medical and Dental Teleconsultation on the onset of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) for Bayambangueños with urgent medical concerns and for those who are not able to go out and buy medicines. 5 Medical and Dental Teleconsultation LGU: Bayambang, Pangasinan HEALTH Aside from calls and text messages, Dr. Paz F. Vallo, Dr. Adrienne A. Estrada and the Rural Health Unit utilizes social media to provide free medical, maternal and dental consultation.

After giving diagnosis, doctors send needed medicines to the patient in coordination with Barangay Health Workers (BHWs). For patients to refrain from going outside, RHU staff also delivers medicines to their homes. Bayambangueños can send their medical concerns to the Facebook page of the Rural Health Unit of Bayambang or Rural Health Unit II – Bayambang during Mondays to Fridays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Aside from monitoring the health conditions of individuals, frontliners in the Municipality of Bayambang ensures that the health of its residents are also given priority at a crisis like this. The effort is believed to lessen the need of individuals with serious medical concerns in going out to purchase their medicines thus reducing their probability of exposure not only to COVID-19 but also to other diseases as well.

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Hot Meals on Wheels

Being the premier economic center in Pangasinan, Dagupan City is greatly affected by the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). Many of the business establishment’s operations and economic activities halted in the city. Workers who are mostly heads of households, were left with no livelihood or stable source of income and incapable of providing for their families’ basic needs like food. Complementary to the ongoing distribution of relief goods, the City Government of Dagupan launched Hot Meals on Wheels, a feeding activity for the communities of 31 barangays seriously affected by the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

9 Hot Meals on Wheels LGU: Dagupan City, Pangasinan FOOD AND NON-FOOD ITEMS Residents are informed by the City Nutrition Office on the schedule of the distribution through the Barangay Health Workers (BHWs). Residents must wear their face mask in claiming meals. To ensure physical social distancing, only one (1) representative is allowed to claim meals, provided that, they bring their own food containers for safety purposes.

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Medical and Dental Teleconsultation of Bayambang

Individuals with health conditions have higher risk of exposure or even infection to COVID-19. In response to this, the Rural Health Unit in the Municipality of Bayambang, Pangasinan launched its Medical and Dental Teleconsultation on the onset of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) for Bayambangueños with urgent medical concerns and for those who are not able to go out and buy medicines. 5 Medical and Dental Teleconsultation LGU: Bayambang, Pangasinan HEALTH.

Aside from calls and text messages, Dr. Paz F. Vallo, Dr. Adrienne A. Estrada and the Rural Health Unit utilizes social media to provide free medical, maternal and dental consultation. After giving diagnosis, doctors send needed medicines to the patient in coordination with Barangay Health Workers (BHWs). For patients to refrain from going outside, RHU staff also delivers medicines to their homes. Bayambangueños can send their medical concerns to the Facebook page of the Rural Health Unit of Bayambang or Rural Health Unit II – Bayambang during Mondays to Fridays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Aside from monitoring the health conditions of individuals, frontliners in the Municipality of Bayambang ensures that the health of its residents are also given priority at a crisis like this. The effort is believed to lessen the need of individuals with serious medical concerns in going out to purchase their medicines thus reducing their probability of exposure not only to COVID-19 but also to other diseases as well.

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