Despite the overall improvement of the Covid-19 situation in Bacolod City, there is still a considerable number of pregnant women who have tested positive for the deadly viral disease.
From September 23 to October 26, a total of 43 of 517 pregnant women in Bacolod have yielded positive results after undergoing Covid-19 swab tests, which translates into 8.32-percent positivity rate, as reported by the Bacolod Emergency Operations Center Task Force (EOC-TF) last week.
IATF-Visayas chief implementer Mel Feliciano, who oversees the EOC-TF, thus urged pregnant women to strictly follow the prescribed minimum health protocols.
The EOC-TF has yet to particularly identify the source/s of Covid-19 infection among the pregnant women, but said that it may be through household transmission or exposure during commute or travel.
According to the task force’s report, the husbands of most of these women (positive indices) were found to be negative of Covid-19.
Feliciano said the EOC will look at the process on how prenatal is conducted by different health centers which may possibly cause the infection.
Nurses and midwives of the 29 health centers of the city were also invited to the EOC where they discussed the matter and checked if right protocols are being observed. /WDJ