Caloocan launches free teleconsultation program

January 17, 2022 Edd Reyes 169 views

TO easily monitor the condition of asymptomatic individuals who tested positive for COVID-19, the Caloocan City government has launched a “Teleconsultation” program intended for those who are under home quarantine.

Caloocan City Mayor Oscar “Oca” Malapitan said many of those who were tested positive for COVID-19 but had no symptoms are allowed to be isolated at home for 7 to 10 days regardless of vaccination status.

While being under home quarantine, patients can consult physicians who are assigned at the two city-run public hospitals for free to seek medical advice.

Mayor Oca encouraged those who are experiencing mild symptoms of COVID-19 to seek consultation or medical advice from Caloocan City Medical Center doctors (South) or Caloocan City North Medical Center without going to hospitals or proceeding to the city’s testing sites to get a free RT-PCR Test.

The public, according to the city chief executive, can contact Caloocan City Medical Center (South) at 09366905480; Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or the Caloocan City North Medical Center for residents of North Caloocan at 09293047468, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. up to 4:00 p.m.

Mayor Oca said the free program can also help decongest the emergency rooms of the two city-run public hospitals from asymptomatic and mild patients.