THE Mandaue City Government has urged constituents who manifest flu-like symptoms to inform designated fever clinics in their barangays.
Persons who experience flu-like symptoms should not be complacent, as these are the same symptoms of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), it said.
A Facebook (FB) post of the Mandaue City Public Information Office (MCPIO) said any individual who has a fever, cough and colds, sore throat, diarrhea, and who suffers from a loss of sense of smell and taste must immediately call the barangay fever clinic and schedule a checkup.
The city’s 27 barangays have their own fever clinics with a focal person who will answer questions and concerns of residents.
The focal person will schedule the checkup.
An individual who manifests symptoms must not wait for their condition to worsen before going to the fever clinic.
Meanwhile, Mayor Jonas Cortes’ executive secretary John Eddu Ibañez said that although the City Government supports the use of “tuob,” or steam inhalation, he clarified that the practice is not a cure for Covid-19.
Ibañez said “tuob” is a traditional remedy to ease symptoms like a clogged nose.
That is why, he said, persons who have flu-like symptoms must get themselves checked to determine if they are suffering from a normal flu or if they have Covid-19.
Those who want to call fever clinics in their barangays can find contact numbers of focal persons on the FB page of the MCPIO. (KFD)