PhilHealth to produce and distribute health kits for asymptomatic, mild Covid patients


AN official of the Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday said that the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) is finalizing its plan for the production and distribution of a home care package for consumption of mild and asymptomatic Covid patients undergoing home quarantine.

“PhilHealth is already finalizing the home care package now for our fellow Filipinos,” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said in Filipino in an online forum.

The kit will include a thermometer, pulse oximeter, vitamins, paracetamol, face masks, face shields, alcohol and disinfection agents.

Vergeire, however, reminded that while on home quarantine the patient should not take antibiotics unless prescribed by physicians.

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