MUNTINLUPA CITY — The Ospital ng Muntinlupa (OSMUN), a local government hospital, opens its doors to DengVaxia patients. The hospital had set up a DengVaxia taskforce to attend to patients who have received DengVaxia vaccines from 2016 to present that shows any untoward signs and symptoms.
Children who have been vaccinated with DengVaxia, regardless of the number of doses given, that shows any signs and symptoms such as but not limited to fever, rashes, bleeding of any forms, abdominal pain, joint pains, etc. must seek consultation from a physician for proper evaluation and management. The DengVaxia outpatient consultation is open Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm. Patients are advised to bring their DengVaxia cards provided by the Department of Health and the City Health Office. In case of emergency cases, the OSMUN Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to attend to all patients that show severe signs and symptoms and needs immediate medical management.
Since January 18, 2018 Monday up to date of the post, OSMUN has attended more than a hundred of patients coming from the outpatient DengVaxia and Emergency Room. At least 10 of them were admitted due to decreasing platelet count.
OSMUN provides several financial assistance to DengVaxia patients such as PhilHealth, DOH Medical Assistance, PCSO, and subsidy from the city government for Muntinlupa residents (Care Card).
Photo Credit: Inquirer.net