A walk-thru decontamination station has been put-up in Camp Crame to disinfect all persons entering the National Headquarters of the Philippine National Police.
PNP Spokesperson, Police Brig General Bernard M Banac said this makeshift decontamination procedure is part of the PNP-wide Biosafety Plan recommended by the PNP Health Service, that is now being observed in Camp Crame and all PNP camps as a preventive measure against the spread of COVID-19.
All vehicles entering Camp Crame will pass thru a tire bath and its occupants are required to alight and walk thru a disnifectant misting tent and undergo body temperature scan.
Also part of the Biosafety Plan is the proper disposal of biohazardous waste materials such as discarded PPE, face mask, gloves that is also being implemented by the Headquarters Support Service.
As of March 26, 2020, the PNP Health Service is monitoring the condition of 76 PNP personnel considered as Persons Under Investigation (PUI), and another 905 police personnel listed as Persons Under Monitoring (PUM) to determine further actions according to the parameters set by DOH , Banac said.
PNP doctors are also closely monitoring the condition of two active duty PNP personnel who recently tested positive for COVID-19 infection, he added.
In other developments, the PNP denied news reports of the earlier death of two PNP personnel purportedly due to COVID-19 infection.
Banac clarified both PSSgt Roderick Taca of CIDG and PSSgt Feliciana Malana of HPG tested negative for COVID-19 infection and their deaths were caused by other medical conditions. (PNP-PIO)