25 Bacolod City PUMs ‘nowhere to be found’

first_img* PUMs should stay home for 14 days * Use your own set of utensils; do notshare your towels, toothbrush, glass, spoon and fork, etc. * Routinely clean frequently-touchedsurfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, cellphone, tables, handles andtoilet * Avoid contact with elderly, childrenor those with underlying medical condition These PUMs have yet to finish the14-day mandatory home quarantine, according to Dr. Grace Tan, chief of the CityHealth Office’s (CHO) Environment and Sanitation Division. * Avoid handshake, kissing or huggingsomeone BACOLOD City – At least 25 residentsof this city considered as persons under monitoring (PUMs) for the coronavirusdisease 2019 (COVID-19) has been declared “missing” after personnel of theBarangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERTs) failed to locate them. “I am calling all of them (PUMs) tocontact their designated BHERTs member because it is their socialresponsibility and obligation to keep in touch for the monitoring of theirsituation,” the CHO official stressed. Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19cases here remains at five with four of them in stable condition./PN Those presenting with mild symptomsare advised to self-isolate while those experiencing severe and criticalsymptoms need to be immediately admitted to health facilities. According to the Department of Health(DOH), PUMsare those who have a history of travel to other areas of Chinaand/or history of exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the past 14days, regardless of their nationality, race and age. The DOH also monitorsthose who exhibit fever or any symptom of lower respiratory illness, and hashistory of travel to other countries with a confirmed case of COVID-19 evenwithout any history of exposure “These PUMs were nowhere to be foundin their houses. Our BHERTs personnel have lost contact with them for severaldays,” Tan said. * Wear mask if in company of otherpeople, and properly dispose used mask As of Monday, this city has 1,215 PUMsunder home quarantine, a record from the CHO showed. Five of them with mildsymptoms turned patients under investigation (PUIs). The following are the home quarantineguidelines that PUMs should strictly adhere to:last_img read more