A LOCAL health official has appealed to the public to heed the call of medical frontliners for a timeout amid the surge in the number of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in the country.
Dr. Dulce Amor Miravite, city health officer, said the public have seen the healthcare workers called for a timeout, which is a call of distress.
"Let us heed this call, let us help our frontliners," Miravite said.
She said the frontliners's call is also a call to the public to voluntarily do their part in combating Covid-19.
Miravite said the public must do their part "so not many people will be sick all together at the same time to a point that the health care system can no longer accommodate the patients."
She said the public can help the frontliners by strictly adhering to health protocols such as the wearing of face mask, hand washing, and safe physical distancing.
She said a total of 21 local frontliners were afflicted with Covid-19. They include a physician, a nurse, a technician, eight security forces, and 10 others, who are employed in hospitals and rendering healthcare services in the villages. (SunStar Zamboanga)