PRO-9 medical officer urges public to be careful vs dreaded diseases PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 September 2014 14:35

Supt. Abita A. Mates, chief, Police Regional Office 9’s Regional Health Service, has urged the public to be extra careful in interacting with people coming from the Middle East and  Malaysia to avoid certain dreaded diseases.

Mates advised people to practice proper hygiene by always washing their hands after shaking hands with people or talking to people, especially thos who arrived in the Philippines from some Middle East countries. Her warning came in the wake of the spread of Ebola virus and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus ( Mers-Cov ) that have already killed hundreds of people  in the Middle East and South Africa.

Supt. Ma. Emilda P. Serrano  Chief Nurse, RHS-9, also advised people not to talk in close range with people who are suffering from severe cough,  fever, colds or flu.

“People should eat  healthy foods like  vegetables and more fruits with a  balance diet. Serrano said. adding that the Zamboanga City port has regular boat trips to and from Malaysia .

Mates explained that her warning was made during a seminar conducted by  her office on the effects of Ebola virus and Mers-Cov.

The seminar with the theme “Philippine National Police- PRO 9  response on Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID)”, was held Tuesday in Camp Abendan with lecturers from the Department of Healt-9.

Mates reported to PRO 9 Director Chief Supt. Edgar O. Basbas  that her office will conduct anytime an information drive in the different Police Provincial Offices in the region on proper hygiene vis-a-vis the effects of Ebola virus and Mers-Cove. — Allen Abastillas