BACOLOD City Councilor Renecito Novero, chairman of the city’s quarantine center action team, asked the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to separate symptomatic and asymptomatic Covid-19 patients in the city’s quarantine facility.
Novero on Monday, June 14, 2021, said he already talked with Dr. Anna Maria Laarni Pornan, EOC deputy for medical services and in charge of the isolation facility, last week to separate the symptomatic and asymptomatic Covid-19 patients in the city’s quarantine facility.
He said he proposed not to combine the asymptomatic Covid-19 patient with the symptomatic patient in a room because there is a possibility that the level of infection of the asymptomatic patient is low-level and not contagious compared to symptomatic patients.
“We will wait for the decision of our doctors because they are experts on it,” he added.
A family member, who refused to be named where five members of his family tested positive for the virus, aired his sentiments to Sunstar Bacolod over the weekend asking the city government to separate one of their family members who is symptomatic.
Novero said, for now, all positive Covid-19 patients, whether symptomatic or asymptomatic, were extracted from their homes and transferred to the city’s quarantine facility.
He said he also asked Pornan not to allow the Covid-19 patients to bring their family member who is negative from the virus to the quarantine facility to avoid infection.
As of June 13, Bacolod City had a total of 11,308 Covid-19 cases. Of the number, 9,069 patients already recovered, 1,952 were active cases with 284 deaths.
Moreover, Novero said the city still has enough quarantine facilities to accommodate patients.
He said the Department of Education also assured the city to provide additional schools to be used as quarantine facilities.
He added, for now, the City is still using about 20 public schools as quarantine facilities.