COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa Rescue Unit temporarily shut down due to three staff members who tested positive for COVID-19

COVID-19 Crisis: Muntinlupa Rescue Unit temporarily shut down due to three staff members who tested positive for COVID-19

Since July 25, the Emergency Medical Services under Muntinlupa Rescue was suspended by the Muntinlupa City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MCDRRMO) as a result of staff members who tested positive for COVID-19.

MCDRRMO chief Erwin Alfonso confirmed that three staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 after conducting RT-PCR tests.

Meanwhile, 26 personnel of Muntinlupa Rescue are now under quarantine and scheduled for swabbing.

The local Rescue Unit augments the City Health Office in handling the management and transportation of suspect and confirmed cases of COVID-19. This is in addition to assisting people during disasters, accidents, and emergency cases, and taking them to hospitals.

Alfonso said that during the temporary closure, Emergency Medical Services facilities including ambulances and equipment will undergo complete disinfection to prevent infection of other people being served by the Rescue Unit.

He added that emergency services and transportation of patients using Muntinlupa Rescue’s ambulances will be temporarily handled by Barangay Emergency Response Teams (B.E.R.T).

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi assured the public that the City Government will implement stricter measures and health quarantine protocols as recommended by the Department of Health.

As of July 25, Muntinlupa City has 1,062 confirmed cases with 467 recoveries, 525 active cases, 70 deaths, 642 probable cases, and 555 suspect cases.


Latest City Government of Muntinlupa details sourced from their official media release.

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