Antique IPHO conducts contact tracing after PUI’s death

first_imgHe added that the result of the swabstaken from the said PUI and then eventually sent to the Western Visayas MedicalCenter in Mandurriao, Iloilo City is expected to arrive anytime within the day. “We want to be very sure that ourprovince will remain COVID-19 free,” he said. Meanwhile, the AMC already stopped admittingpatients since March 28 after some of its nurses and health workers were placedunder quarantine following the death of the PUI.(With a report from PNA/PN) IPHO chief Dr. Ric Noel Naciongayo. PNA SAN JOSE, Antique – The AntiqueIntegrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) is currently doing contact tracingfollowing the death of a person under investigation (PUI) at the AntiqueMedical Center (AMC) here.center_img IPHO chief Dr. Ric Noel Naciongayo saidthat the Antique Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19) immediately initiated the contact tracing on the family members,health workers and those who were exposed to the patient, who died on March 27. According to Naciongayo, the IATF forCOVID-19 is also proposing to Gov. Rhodora Cadiao to extend the enhancedcommunity quarantine in the province, which will supposedly end on March 31. “We have to conduct contract tracing sothat we could monitor their health conditions as well as put them on quarantineas we wait for the laboratory result to arrive,” Naciongayo said on March 30.last_img read more