MAYOR Isko Moreno lauded residents of Manila who have been practicing ‘kusang disiplina’ or voluntary discipline, following health protocols and taking good care of themselves, and credited them for the considerably low occupancy rate in city-run hospitals as of August 31.
Moreno also commended the city’s medical frontliners for the continuing increase in the recovery rate of COVID-19 cases in the city, based on records.
The mayor hastily stressed though, that the danger posed by the coronavirus continues to linger.
Moreno noted that of the total 943 beds, the assigned COVID beds total 321. The beds occupied number 165, which translates to an occupancy rate of 51 percent only as of August 31.
“Sana mapanatili nating ganyan.Tulong-tulong tayo, pamahalaan at mamamayan, para meron tayong elbow room kung magkaroon tayo ng ‘surge’ at di mahirapan ang ating medical frontliners,” Moreno said.
“Gusto ko kayong pasalamatan, mga kababayan kong taga-Maynila. Siguro nakikita nyo na din ang gravity o danger ng COVID sa buhay natin. Maibibigay ko kredito sa inyo, sa inyong kusang disiplina, pagsunod, pag-iwas, kusang malasakit sa sarili,” said Moreno.
Moreno said the city government will stop at nothing to improve the services being offered to the people of Manila specially with regard to the coronavirus crisis. However, he asked the residents to continue keeping their end of the bargain by strictly following health protocols, saying the doctors can’t do it alone.
“Kami ay pilit na mag-iinam pero kailangan namin ang tulong ninyo. Di kaya ng doktor lang. ‘Yung behavior natin, diyan nakasasalay ang paglago ng COVID,” Moreno stressed, as he lauded the medical frontliners who have been actively requesting for needed equipment, medicines and other supplies which apparently led to the good recovery rate in the city.
“The more na disiplinado tayong mga Batang Maynila, the more na may kakayanan tayong tumugon sa maysakit. Huwag sana mabulunan ang ating frontliners,” Moreno added.