City set to release guidelines for home isolation

The city government of Davao is set to release guidelines for the recommended home isolation for asymptomatic and mild cases of Covid-19.

Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said that the city is preparing the said guidelines based on the memorandum for home isolation of the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Interior and Local Government 11 (DILG 11).

“Mag-remind lang ko sa tanan na kaning atong home isolation dili ni siya puwede sa mga tao na high risk or katong mga taong who are already severe or critical that kinahanglan na ug oxygen or attention ng mga doctors. Home isolation can be done only by mild and asymptomatic cases,” she said.

The mayor also said that based on her discussion recently with the Department of Health-Davao Region (DOH-Davao Region), Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC), and private hospitals, there is already shortage on bed spaces in the hospitals and the Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facilities (TTMFs).

“It was very clear na we are on a surge because puno ang atoang mga hospitals nakita nato na there is a shortage of oxygen and ang atoang mga TTMFs as well, puno na sa bed spaces na available so base sa DOH ug DILG nga memorandum on home isolation we are already preparing that guidelines for home isolation,” she said.

The guidelines are being finalized by the health group of the Response Cluster of the Davao City Covid-19 Task Force.

“Naa na ang guidelines, it would only needs to be released to the public. Gibuhat na siya sa health group sa Response Cluster sa Davao City Covid-19 task Force. I-release na lang nato na siya sa public, nag-istorya na sila sa mga district health officers nato paunsa mag-manage ug home isolation,” the mayor said.

Mayor Sara reminded that home isolation includes household lockdown.

“Ang home isolation ay naay kapares lockdown na dili puwede mugawas ang mga tao didto sa sulod because once naa na dinha sa inyuha ang positive case taas na ang chances na magtakdanay na sa sulod sa inyuhang resident,” she said.

It can be recalled that the city has allowed Davao Doctor’s Hospital (DDH) to implement its Home Care Program, which aims to augment efforts amid the surge of Covid-19 cases that continues to overwhelm the city’s healthcare facilities.

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