With the rising number of persons under investigation for possible 2019 novel coronavirus acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD) and confirmed cases in the country, the local government of Muntinlupa called for an emergency stakeholders meeting to discuss pro-active steps to prevent the spread of the disease in the city.
Mayor Jaime Fresnedi ordered the City Health Office on Tuesday to conduct a briefing event with the Department of Health for emergency response units, barangay officials and health workers, mall owners, hoteliers, and other commercial establishment owners on the latest updates on the Wuhan coronavirus.
Fresnedi said the City Government is closely coordinating with DOH and Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, which is within Muntinlupa, regarding the health event and for the training of health workers on nCov prevention, containment, and control.
In the forum, Muntinlupa City Health Officer Dra. Teresa Tuliao assured that health facilities in the city are equipped to respond in emergency situations involving patients with respiratory infections. The Ospital ng Muntinlupa has installed priority lanes for patients experiencing flu-like symptoms and is equipped to respond in emergency situations involving patients with respiratory infections, she added.