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  • Doctors From The Lung Center Of The Philippines Offer Free COVID-19 Consultations

    You may send your inquiries to their Facebook page or call the center directly.
    by Kate Borbon .
Doctors From The Lung Center Of The Philippines Offer Free COVID-19 Consultations
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  • In times like these when there is a contagious illness like the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) afflicting thousands around the world, it’s even more crucial to ensure we get our information from experts and other credible sources.

    Understandably, individuals who show symptoms of COVID-19 might feel like they need to go to the hospital for testing and/or admission. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says not everyone needs to be tested. They don’t necessarily need to go to the hospital, either: Ma. Rosario Vergeire, the Assistant Secretary of Health at the Department of Health (DOH), tells CNN Philippines that patients who are asymptomatic or who show mild symptoms are advised to stay home for quarantine and strict monitoring by health workers.

    If you think you or someone close to you may be showing the symptoms of COVID-19, or if you just have concerns about the disease, here is a resource that could be very helpful for you: Volunteer doctors for the Lung Center of the Philippines are offering free online consultations via their official Facebook page, Lung Center COVID Ask Force.

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    The online or phone consultations offered by the Lung Center COVID Ask Force could be of great assistance not only for those who might be persons under investigation (PUIs) but also for those who might have been exposed to people with COVID-19. ABS-CBN News also reports that the Lung Center COVID Ask Force is one of the multiple groups offering free consultations to help decongest hospitals amid the pandemic.

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    The Lung Center COVID Ask Force accepts inquiries from Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. (cut-off time: 10 a.m.) and from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (cut-off time: 9 p.m.). Note that the cut-off times are observed to ensure that all consultations are finished before the closing times.

    Consultations may also be made through phone calls to the Lung Center of the Philippines at (02) 8924-6101 (ask to be connected to the Senior House Officer). Finally, for reliable information on the COVID-19 pandemic, check the DOH COVID tracker, the DOH Facebook page, Twitter page, and Viber chat.

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