DILG gives until today for contact tracers
Caecent No-ot Magsumbol (The Freeman) - September 25, 2020 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — The Department of Interior and Local Government is giving the Cebuanos until today to send application to be part of Cebu City’s contact tracing team.

DILG-Cebu City is looking into hiring 600 contact tracers to augment the existing contact tracing teams beginning on the first day of October as reported by DILG-Cebu City’s publication.

Newly-hired contact tracers will serve from October to December this year under a contract of service and will get P18,784.00 monthly salary.

Cebu City’s existing contact tracers lessened when some of its members already returning to its mother units including some from Philippine National Police, the Bureau of Fire Protection, Armed Forces of the Philippines.

Other contact tracers are from the City Health Department and job-order employees hired by the city government.

DILG Cebu City officer-in-charge, lawyer Ian Kenneth B. Lucero said, the employment of additional contact tracers will boost the city’s contact tracing efforts that even as cases are now fewer at 395 active cases based on the Department of Health’s September 23 data.

The more contact tracers the city has will also make timely and accurate conduct of contact tracing activities and reporting of Covid-19 surveillance data.

Massive contact tracing has been proven to be a “game-changer” in the battle of Covid-19 in the country.

An applicant must have at least a bachelor’s degree relevant to the job, preferably allied medical course or criminology and should be 21 to 45 years old.

Applicants may submit their requirements via cebucitycontacttracing@gmail.com.

Requirements include a letter of intent, a personal data sheet, NBI clearance and drug test along with a copy of its diploma and transcript of record or a certification from the school one has graduated.

Other LGUs are also hiring their own contact tracers.

As such, walk-ins are also welcome at DILG-7 regional office in Sudlon, Lahug this city.

For more details, clarification and verification on the part of DILG-Cebu City, one can call LGOO III Emmanuel Petralba at 0927-202-5623 or to LGOO II Cresencio Aseniero at 0929-509-5148. — GMR (FREEMAN)

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