Articles worth reading

Makati News

Photo Courtesy of Makati PIO

Makati distributes Covid home care packages 

account_balanceMakati chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

Makati Mayor Abby Binay has ordered the distribution of home care packages to COVID-positive residents with mild symptoms who are on home quarantine starting this week.

The mayor said the city will provide home care packages within the week to infected residents to help them monitor and care for themselves right in their homes.

“We want to make sure that our mild COVID cases have the right equipment to help them monitor themselves at home. We have seen to it that the contents of our home care package are useful and responsive to their needs,” Mayor Abby said.

Each COVID home care package contains a COVID-19 Home Care Handbook, alcohol, oral antiseptic, sore throat spray, fever pad, thermometer, washable and disposable face masks, pulse oximeter, vitamins and medicine for fever.

“Our goal is to boost the recovery of mild cases right in their homes and prevent their condition from worsening, so that they need not go to the hospital for treatment. In this way, we can reduce congestion in our hospitals,” Mayor Abby said.

She said the COVID-19 Home Care Handbook serves as a helpful guide for patients on home quarantine or isolation and also their family members. It provides answers to frequently asked questions about the disease and its vaccine, proper home care measures, prescribed quarantine period, and other relevant information sourced from the Department of Health and the World Health Organization.

The mayor also said the city government has been providing food packages to home quarantined individuals, and medicines for those who have a Yellow Card.

Meanwhile, the Makati City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) has called on residents to be vigilant and closely monitor themselves for any symptoms. Concerned residents may call

8870-1442, 8870-1444, 8870-1447 and 8870-1448 to get help.

To combat the spread of the virus and to properly identify and isolate positive individuals, the city has been continuously providing free community swabbing for barangays noted to have high cases of COVID-19.

Last April, the city also upgraded its quarantine facilities at the Ospital ng Makati and Pembo Elementary School to augment its medical facilities for COVID patients.

date_rangeDate Published
1 month ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte

Belmonte wants strict monitoring of closed-setting facilities 

account_balanceQuezon City chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

The Quezon City government is strictly monitoring all closed-setting facilities situated in the city after 22 more individuals tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in another religious convent, according to a report by Phi...

Caloocan issues ‘fully vaxxed’ certificates

account_balanceCaloocan chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

Caloocan has started providing “Fully Vaxxed” certifications to establishments in the city whose employees are 100 percent fully-vaccinated, according to a report by Daily Tribune. Mayor Oca Malapitan said the initiative will encourage b...

Makati Mayor Abby Binay

Makati street under granular lockdown

account_balanceMakati chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

Makati Mayor Abby Binay has ordered the implementation of a granular lockdown at H. Santos St. in Brgy. Tejeros starting at 12:01 a.m. of Thursday, September 16, 2021. “I ordered the granular lockdown after noting an increase in the number of ...

Another QC convent reports Covid outbreak

account_balanceQuezon City chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

A third convent in Quezon City was hit by an outbreak of coronavirus disease (COViD-19) cases with 13 nuns reportedly being infected, according to a report by Manila Bulletin. The nuns are reportedly from the convent of Stella Maris in Cubao, Q...

Let's Stay Connected Like us on our Facebook page.
×
Click on the article to continue reading
Quezon City adopts no contact apprehension system Red Cross pushes saliva test Vaccines from COVAX to arrive in Q1 Makati Shangri-La to close doors on Feb. 1 Cities in NCR to start vaccination simultaneously Mother, girlfriend of Filipino infected with UK variant also test positive Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature