13 PUIs in Antique hospitals in ‘stable condition’

first_imgAntique PHO chief Dr. Ric Noel Naciongayo said that the PUIs admittedat the Angel Salazar Memorial General Hospital (ASMGH) in this capital town andat the Culasi District Hospital (CDH) could be discharged after a 14-dayquarantine and management. Antique provincial health office chief Dr. Ric Noel Naciongayo says that the 13 patients under investigation (PUIs) admitted in the hospitals in this province are in stable condition on March 20.The PUIs can be discharged after a 14-day quarantine and management. PNA “The PUIs hopefully could be discharged soon,” he said on March 20. Of the said number of PUIs, 12 were admitted at the ASMGH, while the other onewas sent to the CDH. For his part, Dr. Inocencio Abiera Jr. of the IPHO said on March 19that there are 17 other PUIs placed under home quarantine since they onlymanifested mild signs and symptoms of the coronavirus disease 2019. “We are just waiting for the results of their specimens from theResearch Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) in Alabang, Muntinlupa City,”Naciongayo added. SAN JOSE, Antique – The 13 patients under investigation (PUI) in thisprovince are now in stable condition, the Integrated Provincial Health Office(IPHO) said. “We sent the three latest swabs last March 18,” he said, adding thatthe swabs of the 10 other PUIs were sent earlier through the AFP. The swabs taken from the PUIs were sent to the RITM through the ArmedForces of the Philippines (AFP) aircraft at the Iloilo International Airport,which is also tasked to transport swabs of the other PUIs in Western Visayas. Abiera added that Antique has a total of 3,403 persons under monitoring(PUMs). All 18 municipalities of this province have PUMs due toexposure to the PUIs.(With a report fromPNA/PN)last_img read more