Pasig named pilot city for contact tracing system
Pasig City was chosen as the pilot city for the new contact tracing system created by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and Aboitiz Foundation, according to a report by Manila Bulletin.
Dubbed as Project Connect, Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto and officials from Aboitiz Foundation showed how the new system works and how it will make contact tracing efforts easier and more efficient.
“Project Connect is initiated by NEDA, made possible by the data analytics team of AIM-SITE, powered by the Aboitiz Foundation, and is currently being pilot tested with our team in Pasig,” Sotto said in his Facebook post Wednesday.
“The project connects covid testing data (DOH CBMS system) to our contact tracing app (PasigPass). An algorithm then helps identify and notify close contacts automatically,” he added.
The mayor said that before, Pasig’s contact tracing efforts has been difficult and its 190 contact tracers are often overloaded. But through Project Connect, the city’s contact tracing efforts will further improve and be much faster due to the real time data collection and fast dissemination of information to close contacts of a COVID-19 patient.
The local government of Muntinlupa, through the Muntinlupa City COVID-19 Vaccination Program (MunCoVac), has announced that the city already administered a total of 507,964 vaccines and has inoculated nearly half of the target population as of Septem...
The city government of Navotas welcomed 28 new beneficiaries of the NavotaAs Academic Scholarship for school year 2021-2022. Of the 28, 15 are incoming high school freshmen, 11 are incoming college freshmen, and two are teachers seeking higher educa...
The local government of Muntinlupa extends its gratitude to the Temasek Foundation of Singapore and Filinvest for donating 3,600 boxes of face mask to the city. Mayor Jaime Fresnedi received the donation from Filinvest City first vice president, hea...