- Several medical experts from China arrived in the Philippines to share knowledge and expertise
- A few days after conducting assessment, they already disclosed their findings to the public
- They said that the country is at risk of being unable to completely cut the source of the infection
- They also gave a suggestion that could reduce the infection rates and increase the recovery rates
The medical experts from China who came to the Philippines one week ago have already disclosed their findings on the country’s situation amid COVID-19 pandemic.
KAMI learned that according to Weng Shangeng, the head of the 12-man Chinese team, the Philippines is at risk of not being able to cut off the source of the infection.
He also told CCTV Asia Pacific that many of the Filipino patients are still on self-quarantine because of limited beds and facilities.
The Asian medical experts even suggested that a “Fangcang” hospital must be established immediately to lower infection rates and boost recovery rates.
“Fangcang” was the name of the makeshift shelter hospital that was created in Wuhan City for large-scale medical isolation.
“Because of limited beds and testing capacity in the Philippines, many of the COVID-19 patients are still quarantined at home… Therefore, we suggested that the Philippines should establish a ‘Fangcang’ hospital as soon as possible,” Shangeng stated.
"In this way, mild cases can be admitted to the hospital for observation so as to prevent the mild cases from becoming severe cases. This is a fundamental measure to increase cure rates and reduce infections rates,” he added.
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In a previous article by KAMI, a COVID-19 vaccine candidate has received approval to proceed to the second phase of clinical trials.
The Philippines is one of the countries that is greatly affected by the novel coronavirus. As of April 15, there are already 5,453 confirmed cases and 349 deaths due to the said disease.
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