POLICEMEN who contracted Covid-19 in Cebu City now have their own recovery center, said Assistant Secretary Jonji Gonzales of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (Opav).
In a regular program of Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar on June 8, 2020, Gonzales said the Malasakit Recovery Center located in a mountain barangay in Cebu City was established.
To date, there are 34 policemen who got infected with Covid-19, said Gonzales.
Gonzales said the non-stop operations of law enforcers have caused some policemen to contract the disease.
It was Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 Director Albert Ignatius Ferro who headed the project which was also supported by the Department of Health and the Cebu City Hall, he said.
A nutritionist is also assigned in the center to cater to the needs of the policemen.
Aside from the policemen, other frontliners can also occupy the recovery center, he said.
Meanwhile, Ferraro recently switched things up at the PRO 7.
Police Colonel Cydric Earl Tamayo of the Regional Personnel and Records Management Division is now officer-in-charge at the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) as Police Colonel Josefino Ligan is on sick leave.
Police Lieutenant Colonel Marlu Conag of the Cebu Provincial Police Office is now assigned in Bohol.
Police Lieutenant Colonel Mark Gifter Sucalit, Director of the City Intelligence Branch of Lapu-Lapu City is now with the Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office.
Police Lieutenant Colonel Randy Korret, head of the City Mobile Force Company is back at the CCPO.
Police Colonel Audie Villacin is now the Regional Chief Directorial Staff after Police Colonel Limuel Obon was relocated to the Aviation Security Group.
Ferro said, “It’s a routine re-assignment because there are officers that are over two years in their assignment, so we will be changing. That’s the normal procedure.”
A reassignment will also be made in the cities of Negros Oriental, said Ferro. (JJL, AYB, MMC)