Thermal scanners & misting tents at checkpoints no longer effective, medical experts warn

Thermal scanners & misting tents at checkpoints no longer effective, medical experts warn

- Medical experts gave a warning about the use of thermal scanners and misting tents

- According to the doctors, misting tents and thermal scanners are not effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19

- In June, a doctor and police passed away after inhaling disinfectant from the misting tent

- However, the DOH and DILG already warned the use of misting tents at checkpoints and establishments

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Medical experts from different hospitals claimed that thermal scanners and misting tents should no longer be used in checkpoints.

KAMI learned that thermal scanners and misting tents are no longer effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Thermal scanners & misting tents at checkpoints no longer effective, medical experts warn

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In a report by Philippine Star (authored by Ghio Ong), the medical experts who made such claims are doctors from San Lazaro Hospital, Sta. Ana Hospital, Chinese General Hospital, and health offices in Muntinlupa and Quezon City.

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) banned the use of misting tents after doctor and police Capt. Casey Gutierrez died after inhaling disinfectant. He attended to a patient who was under quarantine and he got sanitized through a misting tent.

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Meanwhile, the Department of Health (DOH) also discouraged the use of misting tents as it was not an effective way to combat the coronavirus.

Earlier, actress Angel Locsin and other celebrities helped raised funds to donate misting and quarantine tents to help hospitals and patients.

However, the health department announced that it removed the tent at the Philippine General Hospital that was donated by Angel Locsin. DOH also expressed its gratitude to the donations of the actress.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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