In support of response efforts during the health crisis, the Philippine Army (PA) launched its Covid-19 Telemedicine Information System (PACTIS) project in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on July 31, 2020.
“We stress the importance of preserving the force so that we could focus on accomplishing our various missions. Through this system, we will be able to further protect our men and women working in the front lines, as well as their families, from the onslaught of this pandemic,” PA commander Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay said during the launch.
The PACTIS will systematically record and consolidate detailed information on identified Army personnel and their dependents who have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) to efficiently monitor and manage human resources amid the pandemic.
The project was initiated by the Office of the Army Chief Surgeon and Office of the Army Chief Nurse, through the Army Signal Regiment.
PACTIS also aims to eliminate the manual collection and encoding of data from different major units and to systematically record the data of probable, suspected, cleared, recovered, and death cases within the Army. (Priam Nepomuceno, PNA)