Traffic Team Members of Imus Traffic Team delivers COVID-19 kits to positive patients in home quarantine, Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Photo by DENNIS ABRINA

Imus distributes COVID-19 care kits to infected residents

January 19, 2022 Dennis Abrina 254 views

IMUS CITY, Cavite. — Amid rising COVID-19 cases, the Imus City government began distributing COVID-19 care kits to individuals positive for the virus, Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

The said kits were delivered by the Expanded Home Mitigation Team that contains medications and supplements such as Molnupiravir, Sodium Ascorbate + Zinc, oral rehydration solution, etc. for positive and symptomatic cases in the locality.

Priority of the program are the people with comorbidities, senior citizens, and PWDs delivered house-to-house by the staff of Imus Traffic Management Office and City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

The so-called high-risk cases or those who show symptoms and belong to vulnerable groups (senior citizens, with comorbidities, or PWDs) will receive Molnupiravir 200mg – 6 pcs, Levofoxacin 750mg – 7 pcs, Sodium Ascorbate + Zinc capsules – 10 pcs, Dexamethasone 500mcg – 40 pcs and Oral Rehydration Solution – 9 pcs.

“The best way to do is the early detection and mitigation at the source. The highest chance of infection occurs indoors, so this is where we should start if we are going to suppress COVID-19 and Omicron. Protect yourself and family, bond and get vaccinated.” Imus Mayor and Buklod Filipino Partylist 1st nominee Emmanuel Maliksi said.

Imus City logged 4,146 active Covid-19 cases, with 991 asymptomatic, 3,142 with mild symptoms, 11 with moderate symptoms and 2 severe cases as of January 17, 2022.

The vaccination status of residents, on 4,146 active cases, only 1,127 are fully vaccinated; 11 partially vaccinated and 3008 had no vaccine yet.