DOH, Capitol urge Kapampangans: Be proactive against COVID-19

Vice Governor Lilia Pineda (left) and Department of Health Regional Director Corazon Flores appeal to Kapampangans to cooperate with the government to put an end to the Covid-19 surge in the province

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – The public should be proactive in dealing with COVID-19 as the number of
cases continue to increase every day, according to the Department of Health (DOH) and the provincial
Capitol.


With about 500 to 1,000 new cases reported, Kapampangans should always observe health and safety
protocols to minimize or slow down transmission.

“This is unfortunate because we see that cases are increasing, and are further exacerbated with the
presence of the Delta variant which is highly transmissible,” DOH Regional Director Corazon Flores said. 
Since the trend now is more on household transmission, household members should immediately
isolate themselves whenever they have any flu-like symptoms. 

“This will help a lot in lowering the cases, especially that Covid wards and intensive care units in
different hospitals are now reaching full capacity,” Flores said. 

She also discouraged the public from attending wakes, especially if they do not know the cause of death
of the person. 

Meanwhile, Vice Governor Lilia Pineda also urged Kapampangans to practice early health-seeking
behaviors amid the rise in mortalities. 

“At the earliest onset of your symptoms, you should consult with a health worker so that you can take
the needed medicines. Do not wait for days or until your symptoms get worse before you go to a
hospital,” she said. 

Pineda stressed that unlike other diseases which need lifetime treatment, Covid-19 is easy to treat if
only patients immediately seek treatment. 

She also urged Kapampangans to report to their respective barangays or towns if they tested positive
for proper isolation and monitoring.

“Do not be afraid to seek help. Do not hide if you are infected. Go to our district hospitals so that you
cannot infect your relatives. This way, you do not only save yourself, but also your loved ones. We can
prevent deaths from Covid if only you will let us know and cooperate with us,” Pineda said. 

Specifically, she warned pregnant women to take care of themselves since not all hospitals are capable
to cater to positive pregnant women who are about to give birth.

With this, the Vice Governor also announced that district hospitals in the province are now allowed to
accept mild and moderate cases of Covid-19. – PNN

Vice Governor Lilia Pineda (left) and Department of Health Regional Director Corazon Flores appeal to Kapampangans to cooperate with the government to put an end to the Covid-19 surge in the province

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