The city government has identified a hotel in Puerto Princesa City as an isolation area for persons under investigation (PUI) to prevent direct contact between a patient and other people.
Dra. Eunice Herrera of City Health Office (CHO) said Monday that the city government’s PUI and quarantine facility will accommodate all persons with mild COVID-19 symptoms, as well as the persons undergoing a 14-day quarantine.
She said the facility aims to strictly ensure that a PUI has “no contact with others”.
“Ang iba kasi sa mga PUI inuuwi sa kanilang mga bahay. Ang problema kasi doon ay hindi natin sigurado kung strictly room isolated sya kasi pwedeng ang bahay nila ay walang sariling kwarto or cr. Bawal pa silang makipag mingle sa mga kasama nila sa bahay. Kapag ganon ay may chance na makahawa pa,” she said.
Herrera also said that patients will be checked by physicians through cellular phones.
“Si doctor ay 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. lang ang duty, most of the consultation po sa loob kapag nag-duty ay tawag-tawag na lang, so walang patient contact. Ang mga patient na titingnan ng doctor ay through phone calls na lang lahat at text. Dapat si PUI kapag pumasok sa facility natin ay may cellular phone kasi siya ay imo-monitor natin through this sa loob ng kanyang kwarto,” she said.
Herrera said that there will be six doctors, quarantine nurses, and policemen to serve 24/7 at the facility.
The location of the quarantine area was not identified by Herrera for security purposes.
“Ito ay ima-man ng mga city health doctors, around six po kami na iikot, magdu-duty at may mga quarantine nurse din tayo. May iba pa rin tayong mga partners like security na manggagaling sa PNP,” Herrera added.