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Bacolod Adds Quarantine Facilities For COVID Infected Pregnant Women

Bacolod City opens two more isolation facilities for pregnant residents

By: Mira Maestrecampo | January 31, 2022
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Pregnant women should immediately isolate themselves and seek medical assistance should they find themselves infected with COVID-19.

Pregnant women residing in Bacolod City can now be confined in two new quarantine facilities and isolation centers in Barangay 31 and Barangay Pahanocoy.

Two new public schools—Graciano Lopez Jaena Elementary School in Barangay 31 and MG Medalla Integrated School in Barangay Pahanocoy—are the new quarantine facilities and isolation centers to be utilized specially for pregnant women.

Chairman of the City's Quarantine Center Action Team, Councilor Renecito Novero, shared that he and the quarantine team have planned and talked about finalizing the operation of these quarantine facilities in Bacolod City amid the high rising active cases of COVID-19.

Novero also said that the authorities would meet with the school principals in the said schools and other schools utilized as quarantine facilities to get their classrooms ready. They will be used as isolation centers for pregnant women infected with the COVID-19 virus.

Currently, Bacolod City has 19 quarantine facilities. It’s also noted that some quarantine facilities closed last year during the phase where active cases have declined.

Safety of quarantine facilities intensified.

Following the incident of the man, also a COVID-19 patient, who fell to his death while confined in quarantine isolation at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Hospital, Monday afternoon. Moreover, quarantine facilities and various isolation centers in Bacolod City are guaranteed safe for all COVID patients, as emphasized by the Bacolod City Emergency Operations Center-Task Force (EOC-TF). The government is now improving the quarantine facilities and further implementing quarantine guidelines making it safer for the patients.

Ang also said that they have duly assigned healthcare workers and police officers to these quarantine facilities to take charge of the safety of the patients who are in quarantine isolation. She also added that Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia has also instructed them to improve and intensify the security measures of the quarantine facilities here in Bacolod City. [1] Patients and health care front liners are also encouraged to follow quarantine guidelines strictly.

Health tips for pregnant women

The threat of the new Omicron variant is still present, and cases are still escalating.

Pregnant women are not exempted from getting infected with the coronavirus. Whether you'll believe it or not, a straightforward way for the pregnant to mitigate the effects of the virus or being infected is to get themselves vaccinated, unless an OB-GYN says not to, under other health circumstances. [2]

Following a balanced and nutritious diet, working out indoors like yoga, meditation, breathing exercises, and avoiding social gatherings if possible are some of the helpful tips that pregnant women can consider, whether tested positive or not. Pregnant women should not also forget to get the right amount of sleep so that the immune system will not weaken. However, if a pregnant woman is infected with COVID, one vital thing to do is quarantine, isolate, and do as the doctor says. Monitoring temperature and oxygen levels are also a must. Another essential thing to do is follow basic quarantine guidelines and health protocols, like washing hands, avoiding close contact with others, preventing unnecessary touching of the face, and opt for online consultation, if possible.

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All details and information in this article are true and accurate as of the publication date. However, while we are making our utmost effort to keep our content as up-to-date as possible, the condition surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be unpredictable, and the situation develops rapidly. Hence, some information and recommendations may have changed since this article was published. For the latest advice, visit DOH and your LGU's official websites.


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Mira - with a long surname - is a girl who dreams of becoming a news anchor someday, in God's perfect time. She loves to read books and eat different kinds of cheesy or saucy food. A coffee addict and a dog lover, she loves long hugs, hot coffee on an afternoon break with friends, or simply sleeping all day with her stuffed unicorns.
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