DOH INATASANG GUMAWA NG COVID-19 HOME CARE PACKAGE

Ni Monica N. Ladisla
Source: PNA
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Ibinahagi ni Department of Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire na kasalukuyan ng gumagawa ng paraan ang gobyerno upang mabigyan ng COVID-19 home care package ang mga Pilipino, partikular na ang mga nasa Metro Manila, upang matulungang mabawasan ang kapasidad ng mga pagamutan sa naturang lugar.

Inatasan umano ng Office of the President ang DOH na gumawa ng home care package sa lalong madaling panahon at ani Usec. Vergeire, “it will include the basics: mga vitamins, mga paracetamol.”

Dagdag din niya, “Para ‘yung mga kababayan natin, if they are asked to stay home, they are confident kasi they have this kit for example kung saan nandiyan na ‘yung mga iinumin mo and may mga guidance na sa ating mga doctor through telemedicine.”

Pinag-aaralan pa umano ng mga health officials kung isasama ang antibiotic sa naturang care package.

Paliwanag ni Usec. Vergeire, “It’s going to be contentious especially to our clinicians if we are going to put antibiotics already inside that kit. Nire-regulate natin dito ‘yung paggamit ng antibiotics because we are seeing resistance kasi gumagamit tayo maya’t maya.” 

Samantala, kasalukuyan pang inaayos ng DOH ang ilang detalye kung paano mababayaran ng publiko ang teleconsultation fees para sa mga pasyenteng naka-home quarantine.

“Immediately po ang utos sa atin para mapatupad. Inaayos lang po natin ‘yung ating financing mechanism. We need the totality of the whole package because it’s not just going to be the kits. There will be telemedicine consultations, there would be navigations, referral centers so kailangan kumpleto po,” ani Usec. Vergeire.

Nakatakda na ring makipagpulong ang DOH sa mga alkalde ng lokal na pamahalaan upang pag-usapan ang ipamimigay na home care packages para sa mga nagpositibo sa COVID-19.

“Local governments are the navigators. They navigate if a person should go to a hospital or stay at home, but they have to enable. Kailangan mayroon silang suporta sa tao kung siya ay mag-ho-home quarantine, kung siya ay pupunta sa ospital. So this is what we are trying to work on right now,” pahayag ni Usec. Vergeire.

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