IYO ANTOY - Antolin dela Serna (Banat) - March 31, 2020 - 12:00am

Maghisgut ta’g Singapore dinhi, kay matud niining headline, atong nabasahan gikan sa Internet giulohan:  “Coronavirus: WHO praises Singapore’s containment of Covid-19 outbreak.” Gidayeg sa World Health Organization (WHO) ang Singapore gumikan sa malampuson nilang pag-contain o pagpugong ug pagsanta pagpakuyanap sa coronavirus disease o Covid-19 didto sa ilang nasud.

Matud sa labaw sa WHO, si Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, “ the threat of a pandemic has become very real,” ug iyang giawhag ang kanasuran sa dili pag-give up niining pagpakigbugno batok sa coronavirus.

Dugang pamahayag ni Tedros nga iyang giluwatan sa unang mga semana pa sa Marso: “Singapore is a good example of an all-of-government approach. Other countries other countries should follow Singapore’s example of handling the outbreak.

Niadtong mga panahona, “Singapore has 160 cases, of which 93 have been discharged and 10 are in the intensive care unit. There have been no deaths.”

Unsa may ilang gihimo? Contact tracing ug testing sa mga gidudahan nga natakboyan sa sakit.

Ni Tedlros pa: “It is not about containment or mitigation, which is a false dichotomy. It is about both. “Countries that continue finding and testing cases, and tracing their contacts not only protect their own people. They can also affect what happens in other countries.”

Niini nga paagi ma-contained ug ma-sustained ang  community transmission. So, mahinungdanon kaayo ang pagsubay o pag-trace ug pag-quarantinesa mga naka-contact sa gidudahang nabutang sa PUM o PUI (Persons Under Monitoring/Invstigaation.

Niini, dili makakatap pag-ayo ang kagaw, maputol ang chains of transmission, kalikayan ang community transmission.  Misubli si Tedros: “The rule of the game is never give up.”

Kay kun mo-give up ta, pilde na ta. Apan sa gipasidaan sa atong gobyerno, gikinahanglan ang pagsakripisyo, ang disiplina, ug pag-cooperate, pakigtambayong uban sa mga autoridad.

Dugang kasayoran nga angay natong saw-an gikan sa Singapore mao kining malampusng kaayong pakigbatok sa corruption.

Giingon dinhi: “From 1995 to 2016, Singapore has consistently been ranked as the least corrupt Asian country according to Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). Singapore was ranked 7th among 176 countries/economies with a score of 84 on the 2016 CPI.

Ang Code of Conduct nga nahimutang sa ilang Manual, sumala sa napatik sa Inernet,naglakip ning mosunod:  a public officer cannot borrow money from any person who has official dealings with him;  a public officer’s  unsecured debts and liabilities cannot at any time be more than three times his monthly salary; a public officer cannot use any official information to further his private interest;  a public officer is required to declare his assets at his first appointment and also annually;  a public officer cannot engage in trade or business or undertake any part-time employment without approval;

a public officer cannot receive entertainment or presents in any form from members of the public.

(Refer to Prof Jon S.T. Quah, “Curbing Corruption in a One-Party Dominant System: Learning from Singapore’s Experience” in Ting Gong and Stephen k. Ma: Preventing Corruption in Asia)”

Dugang pa: “Singapore remains the only Asian country placed in the top 10. Denmark and New Zealand - consistent front runners for years.

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