The City government of San Carlos thru its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will conduct a surveillance testing or swab testing on Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID19) among bedridden individuals in the city, according to EOC Commander, Councilor Wilmar Yap.
Yap, who is also a doctor, took notice of the increasing deaths by COVID-19 wherein most of the fatalities were bedridden individuals who have not been outside of their respective homes for a very long time.
“This is also one way of knowing if members of their households are COVID-19 carriers so we can provide them health assistance, capture asymptomatic individuals and prevent further the spread of the virus”, Yap added during the EOC meeting last December 7.
To facilitate the testing, Yap had asked the barangay captains of the city to provide the EOC the list of all bedridden individuals in their respective areas.
According to Yap the testing will be made soon after the necessary preparations will be completed.