Monday, 26 May 2014

DOH sends experts to Middle East to check OFWs' MERS status

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) sent health experts to a Middle East on Monday, May 26, to check on a standing of Filipino health workers deployed to countries with rising cases of MERS Coronavirus.
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The experts, both from a Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, will revisit comparison hospitals in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and other Middle East countries to examination sanatorium protocols inspiring Filipino health workers.

“They’re going to demeanour into some comparison hospitals, yung prosesong ginagawa solicit kung bakit nagkakaroon ng hawaan sa hospital,” Health orator Lyndon Lee Suy pronounced in a press lecture Monday.
(They’re going to demeanour into some comparison hospitals and a processes implemented to check since MERS infection is function in hospitals.)

They will also check on hospitals’ use of infection control, and either health workers are being treated good and supposing with personal protecting equipment. (READ: PH warns OFWs about Middle East virus)

“They would like to lay down together with their counterparts in hospitals there on how to urge a operative conditions of Filipinos there,” Lee Suy pronounced in a brew of English and Filipino.

Both health experts will be behind Sunday, Jun 1.

The Department of Foreign Affairs recently reported dual new cases of Filipinos who died of MERS in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This brings to 5 a sum series of Filipinos killed by a virus.
The MERS or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus is a rarely fatal, influenza-like illness characterized by fever, cough, and mostly with diarrhea. (READ: FAST FACTS: The MERS Coronavirus)

As of Friday, May 23, a World Health Organization reported a sum of 635 laboratory-confirmed cases, with 193 deaths worldwide.

The Philippines stays MERS-free as of Monday. (READ: DOH announces initial box of MERS pathogen infection in PH)

Check deployed health workers

Lee Suy remarkable some-more than 50% of health workers formed in a Middle East are indeed Filipinos, that is since there is a flourishing regard for Filipino health workers there.

“Kaya lang mas maraming narereport newly concerning Filipinos…is not since some-more Filipinos are being reserved during siege wards, though since there are some-more Filipinos who are operative in these areas,” he added.

(There are some-more reports concerning Filipinos not since some-more Filipinos are being reserved during siege wards, though since there are some-more Filipinos who are operative in these areas.)

The dialect requested recruitment agencies to check on their deployed health workers in a Middle East during slightest once a week. This could also assistance DOH in removing some-more information per MERS.



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