PSC issues medical guideline to care for athletes still in Philsports

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Following the Proclamation 929 and 922 from Malacañang on Monday, the Philippine Sports Commission’s Medical Scientific Athlete Services (MSAS) unit on Wednesday issued a medical guideline for its employees and athletes still under their care.

The said guideline included limited person-to-person interaction via social distancing, strict home quarantine observation, and suspension of non-essential travel outside the complex.

As of this writing, there are still over 30 athletes and coaches in the agency’s dormitories in Philsports Complex, Pasig City. Medical personnel and a skeletal force taking care of basic operations like security, meals, and maintenance, faithfully report daily to service these clients.

“Despite the challenges, we will do our best to assist those within our premises” said PSC Chairman William Ramirez.

In the medical advisory, all athletes and coaches staying at the dormitories of Philsports are strictly advised to interact 1 to 2 meters apart. Anybody who has a recent history of travel regardless of origin is encouraged to wear a mask, provided by the agency’s Medical Unit.

Chief of Staff Marc Velasco said they have asked everyone to make an effort to keep their activities confined within their respective rooms and nutrition hall.

The advisory also gave instructions on what athletes coming in from overseas or those staying at home can do should they suspect infection.

Regular temperature checks are being done to those billeted in the dorms, as well as at the nutrition hall.

“We advise our athletes to stay hydrated and well-nourished with adequate sleep to boost your immune system,” said Molo in the document.

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