This focuses on learning how to address surge capacity needs of LGUs. The recent surges in Covid-19 cases – as well as identification of variant of concern, brought unprecedented impact on the strategic implementation of surge capacity actions of various LGUs. As COVID-19 cases drastically increased overtime, it exposed an overwhelmed local health system and implementation of programs particularly challenging, including efforts to sustain essential health services to the people. While LGUs prepare for surges in their localities, there is a need to strengthen their surge capacity plans such that these plans will be able to withstand any form of disaster outbreaks or disruptions in the future.

As LGUs combat surges in their localities, strengthening their surge capacity plans will help them withstand any form of disaster outbreaks or disruptions in the future. In this module, learners will be able to:
  1. Understand the definition and concept of surge capacity.
  2. Identify the components and strategies of surge capacity
  3. Identify surge plan needs from sample LGU scenarios.

Target Participants

  • Mayors
  • Municipal Health Officers
  • TTMF Coordinators 
  • Local IATF members 
  • Municipal Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Officer (MDRRMO)
  • Barangay Health Emergency Response Team (BHERT) Coordinator (optional)

Course Requirements and Completion

This module is designed to facilitate the understanding of learners on their roles in strengthening their preparedness and response mechanisms and coordination in the time of healthcare system disruptions during pandemics. In order to maximize their learning experience and receive certificate towards the end of each module, it is required for learners to: 
  1. Dedicate a minimum of 2 hours of study time per module 
  2. Answer all required activities and learning assessment 
  3. Answer all module evaluation questions
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