FORTY thousand home care kits are set to be deployed all over Metro Manila for individuals who are manifesting mild symptoms of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and are undergoing home quarantine.

In a statement, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said they are set to deploy the 40,000 home care kits donated by Pitmaster Foundation to needy Covid-19 patients undergoing home quarantine.

“As we continuously face the challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, the provision of these home care kits will be helpful to Filipinos, who do not have the means to have such,” said Duque.

"The home care kits will be distributed to the 17 local governments in Metro Manila to help individuals and communities that are in most need of care kits," he added.

According to DOH-Center for Health Development-Metro Manila (CHD-MM) Regional Director Dr. Gloria Balboa, the contents of the home care kits seek to help individuals undergoing home isolation in their recovery.

The home care kit includes a digital thermometer, alcohol, oral antiseptic, face mask, vitamins, medicines, and quick relief syrup packets for people experiencing sore throat.

To note, the DOH has called on the public to immediately isolate at the onset of mild Covid-19 symptoms in order to prevent the further transmission of the virus.

The public was also advised to maximize telemedicine services for individuals that are undergoing home quarantine or isolation. (HDT/SunStar Philippines)