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Hospital chief: Home quarantine didn’t work in Angeles

Sep 23, 2021 @ 15:05
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The chief of the Rafael Lazatin Memorial Medical Center in Angeles City said the reason the city government requires hospital stay for everyone who tests positive for Covid-19 is that home quarantine didn’t work when health officials tried it.

Dr. Froilan Canlas, a doctor of internal medicine with 26 years of experience, said: “That’s (home quarantine) what we have been doing. And it did not work.”

“That’s why the City Health Office opted to do facility quarantine except for bedridden monitored by health workers from RLMMC,” he said in a statement.

Only bedridden Covid patients are allowed to undergo for home quarantine but are being strictly monitored by RLMMC health workers, Canlas explained.

He said it is difficult to rely on a patient to strictly undergo home quarantine for 14 days in his own room or house.

“It’s like giving the patient a chance for 14 days to violate protocol. And they always do. It’s human nature,” Canlas added.

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