COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa City Government sees increase in cleared PUM and PUI, strengthens quarantine measures
As of March 31, the Muntinlupa City Health Office recorded at least 157 cleared Persons Under Monitoring (PUM) and 38 Persons Under Investigation (PUI) that have shown improvement over the recent days of monitoring.
Muntinlupa Public Information Officer Tez Navarro said the increase in cleared cases can be accounted to the City Government’s pro-active community-based campaign in identifying and providing immediate health care assistance to city residents manifesting symptoms of COVID-19 and locals with travel history.
Navarro added that barangay health workers and physicians in barangay health centers were put on high alert against sustained local transmission in the communities.
She noted that health personnel in the barangay daily monitors reported cases of PUI and PUM in the communities and distributed vitamins and medicines for those with underlying condition.
Mayor Jaime Fresnedi recently ordered barangay officials to intensify quarantine measures and implement action plans to ensure that the virus won’t rapidly spread in the communities.
Isolation areas were constructed in nine barangays in the city to accommodate residents suspected to have contracted with the virus for monitoring by the local health office.
Fresnedi assured the public that the City Government continuous to implement initiatives to help contain the spread of and urged the city residents to cooperate in the quarantine measures and to remain in their houses during the health emergency.
The Muntinlupa City Council approved a resolution allowing the mayor to procure Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) machines and testing kits following the rise in confirmed cases and persons under monitoring and investigation in the city.
Fresnedi said a more aggressive medical intervention is needed to effectively contain the virus. He added that early detection of a COVID-19 infected person can deter the spread of the virus and the purchase of PCR machines and testing kits is critical in the determination of the medical assistance which must be administered to the locals.
Muntinlupa LGU has designated Ospital ng Muntinlupa to house the testing area of the PCR machine upon the approval of DOH.
To date, Muntinlupa City has 34 confirmed cases with four reported deaths, 347 persons under monitoring, and 157 persons under investigation where 131 are home quarantined while 26 are admitted in various hospitals.
This is an official Press Release issued by the City Government of Muntinlupa. Some parts were edited for this website.
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