390 cops get COVID, isolation centers full

January 15, 2022 People's Tonight 102 views

ANOTHER 390 Philippine National Police personnel were reported on Saturday to have contracted COVID-19 as the PNP leadership announced that all their Camp Crame-based quarantine and isolation facilities are already 100 percent fully occupied by infected personnel.

The PNP Health Service said it also recorded 129 new recoveries yesterday although their medical staff is monitoring a total of 4,028 ‘active cases.’ Since March last year, 125 police personnel have died after getting the virus while 41,168 out of the 45,321 who contracted COVID-19 are already fully recovered and back to full duty status.

PNP Deputy Chief for Administration and the concurrent chair of the Administrative Support for COVID-19 Task Force, Lieutenant General Joselito M. Vera Cruz said that as of 6 a.m. Friday, all their isolation facilities in Camp Crame were in full capacity.

“Based on the data of our Health Service, the 287 rooms in Kiangan Emergency Treatment Facility and other facilities were fully occupied but we can still accommodate thru room sharing especially for families who got infected. Others will now be transferred to other isolation facilities within NCR, both PNP, and LGU-owned,” Lt. Gen. Vera Cruz explained.

The official added that the PNP is still waiting for the formal guidelines of the Department of Health on shortened isolation period to decongest the facilities.

PNP chief, General Dionardo B. Carlos earlier ordered an expansion of their quarantine facilities inside Camp Crame and in the different Regional Police Offices to cater to more personnel and their dependents infected with the virus.

The PNP already allows its personnel to go on home isolation following the health protocols with the condition that they must submit a regular report of their medical condition to the monitoring medical team.