Pinaikling isolation sa healthcare workers ‘discretionary’ – Duque

Pinaikling isolation sa healthcare workers ‘discretionary’ – Duque

January 12, 2022 @ 2:23 PM 7 months ago

Manila, Philippines – Nilinaw ni Health Secretary Francisco Duque III na nag pinaikling isolation sa medical frontliners ay hindi ‘absolute’ ngunit ‘discretionary.’

Sa Kapihan sa Manila Bay forum, sinabi ni Duque na nakadepende ito sa sitwasyon ng mga ospital at medical facilities.

“‘Yung ating pinaigsing isolation for healthcare workers (the shortened isolation for healthcare workers), that is not absolute. It’s discretionary to the hospitals’ infection prevention [and] control committee or the provincial health office because they know on the ground what will be the risk benefit considerations given how many more patients they are admitting,” ani Duque.

“So depende ‘yan (it depends), it’s not automatic so given this latitude… to be able to make that determination whether kung kakaunti na ‘yung healthcare workers eh bakunado naman lahat, nabooster naman, chances are lahat ng healthcare workers, close to 100% of them, they are vaccinated completely, boostered as well.”

Maaalalang naunang inaprubahan ng Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) ang pinaikling isolation and quarantine period sa fully vaccinated health workers na may virus o exposed sa COVID-19 patients. RNT/FGDC