UP webinar to focus on home care for mild COVID-19

| Posted by UP Media and Public Relations Office


The number of new COVID-19 cases may have dropped following the declaration of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), but these numbers are still at high levels. Many cases of COVID-19—around 69 % of all cases, according to the ABS-CBN Investigative and Research Group—are mild and can be managed at home.

What are the COVID-19 home management steps that family members need to know? What should be done when more than one member of the family has COVID-19? What should patients do to take care of themselves? And what are the danger signals to watch out for that would indicate that hospitalization might be needed?

The 50th installment of the University of the Philippines’ (UP) “Stop COVID Deaths” webinar series will focus on home care for mild COVID-19. Watch the special-edition webinar, “Sa Bahay Na Lang: Home Care for Mild COVID-19”, on Friday, 30 April, at 12:00.

The webinar will also highlight how the UP Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) COVID TeleGabay Project and The Medical City COVID Home Care Program are reaching thousands of patients who prefer to stay home when they test positive for COVID-19, to be presented by Dr. Jonas del Rosario of the UP-PGH and Dr. Amiel Dela Cruz of TMC.

Reactor is former Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial, who will also share how other organizations are supporting families and health workers on the ground. Opening remarks will be delivered by UP Manila Chancellor, Dr. Carmencita D. Padilla, and closing remarks by UP College of Medicine Dean, Dr. Charlotte M. Chiong.

Register for the Zoom webinar here: bit.ly/StopCOVIDDeathsWebinar50.