AgSur records 12 PUIs, awaiting results from SPMC
BUTUAN CITY, April 12 (PIA) — During his interview over Radyo Pilipinas Manila on Saturday (April 11), Agusan del Sur Governor Santiago Cane, Jr. bared that there are 12 patients under investigation (PUIs) recorded in the province and have already taken their swab samples tested, and are now awaiting results from the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) in Davao City.
“As of reporting time, there are some 12 PUIs in the province, one is in Bunawan, the other one in Loreto, one in Prosperidad, and nine are in Langkilaan Elementary School (situated along the boundary between Caraga region and Davao de Oro) under the care of the Provincial Health Office and with the help of the Department of Health (DOH)-Caraga,” Cane enumerated.
For the persons under monitoring (PUMs), Governor Cane revealed that they were categorized into two — PUM 1 are those with travel history from abroad or in other places where there is a confirmed local transmission of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while PUM 2 are those persons under monitoring with travel history outside the region without confirmed COVID-19 case.
The governor emphasized that the provincial government and its constituents are not being complacent despite having only one confirmed COVID-19 case in Caraga region. “We have established a quarantine facility through designated schools in the province to serve as the PUI centers. The PUIs with severe symptoms are being brought to Caraga Regional Hospital (CRH) in Surigao City and Adela Serra Ty Memorial Medical Center (ASTMMC) in Tandag City, Surigao del Sur for appropriate treatment and monitoring,” he said.
Cane also highlighted that the provincial government took the initiative to produce more personal protective equipment (PPEs) for the frontliners as they still tightly operate in the checkpoints and ensure that all who enter the province are properly screened and are following the necessary health protocols and preventive measures.
Meanwhile, Governor Cane said that provision of the needed assistance for the local residents are underway.
“There are around 66,000 plus poorest of the poor households in the province of Agusan del Sur being recorded and the list was already forwarded to the DSWD for their reference and will also serve as basis for the benefits and assistance that they would give to the target beneficiaries,” mentioned Cane.
He added that the provincial government has also provided unhampered access to the DSWD personnel for the distribution of the social amelioration package/program to the intended beneficiaries in the province.
The vehicles and cargoes with food supply and other essentials coming in the province of Agusan del Sur are also unhampered and could easily pass through the designated checkpoints as the provincial government wanted to make sure that people would not end hungry and starving during this crisis situation on COVID-19. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)