MSU Tawi-Tawi COVID-19 TF launches Oplan Moleh, IPHO and University Infirmary starts medical screening for students


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Due to the termination of the 2nd semester, the university's Task Force COVID-19 is facilitating the return of the students hailing from the island municipalities. 

Named Oplan Moleh, it comes from the Sinama word 'moleh' which means 'to go home.' The Task Force has coordinated with the local chief executives and the Provincial Health Office in order to ensure the orderly return of the students while following protocols mandated by the enhanced community quarantine.

Bongao Mayor Jimuel Que posted in his Facebook account yesterday about his meeting with the Chancellor regarding this plan, which ended cordially. The Office of the Chancellor has also reached out to other nine (9) island towns, namely: Mapun, Languyan, Sapa Sapa, Tandubas, Simunul, South Ubian, Sibutu, Sitangkai towns in Tawi-Tawi and Pangutaran in Sulu. 

Dr. Sangkula Laja deployed a team from the Tawi-Tawi Provincial Health Office to check the medical conditions of the students included in the Oplan Moleh. Together with the staff from the university's Infirmary, the medical screening and issuance of certifications started last night and is continuing as of writing at the Henry Kong Gymnasium. 

The Chancellor wanted the stranded students in Bongao to be with their families during the Holy Month of Ramadan. She also ordered the urgent release of all remaining semestral stipends and allowances of the students prior to the first trip of the Oplan Moleh slated on Friday while the 5th wave of student food packs were released earlier today instead of the usual weekend distribution.

The Chancellor and the members of the Task Force COVID-19 extend their thanks to all the countless donors, frontliners, local chief executives, student leaders and other government offices for supporting MSU Tawi-Tawi and its constituents during this great hour of need. The Task Force vows to remain committed in securing the safety of its constituents and to work with the local government units in ensuring that Tawi-Tawi remains a COVID-19 free province.


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