The cops who raided a former leisure village that has been turned into a “hospital” for Chinese nationals with COVID-19 in Fontana Leisure Park, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga were now placed in isolation.
According to Brig. Gen. Rhoderick Armamento, deputy director for administration of the police’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, the police officers found a Chinese patient who was undergoing treatment during the raid.
Armamento said the patient had sore throat and headache and was taken to a real hospital for treatment.
“According to the report, merong isa…naabutan ng tropa dun na magpapagamot, parang masakit ang lalamunan at ulo,” he told ABS-CBN’s Teleradyo.
(According to the report, the troops found one patient receiving treatment there. The patient seemed to have sore throat and headache.)
“‘Yung mga operative namin pinagsuot namin ng PPE (personal protective equipment. Kaya lang may kasamahan kami na face mask lang. Lahat sila ikinwarantine na namin.”
(Our operatives wore PPE. But we have a colleague who only had a face mask. We have placed them in quarantine.)
The official also said they are now conducting contact tracing but are having difficulties since the patients’ records are written in Chinese.
“Ang daming napaggamitan na na hiringgilya, testing kits. Mga 3 plastic na naipon dun, pakalat-kalat lang dun,” he said.
(There were many used syringes and testing kits. There are about three plastic bags strewn everywhere.)
Authorities also found medicines with Chinese labels that believed to be used in the treatment of COVID-19 patients.
The drugs in the Fontana Chinese COVID-19′ hospital’ are not registered with the Food and Drug Administration.
The “administrator” and “pharmacist” were arrested for creating fake treatment, but they refused to give a statement.
Those arrested will face violations of the Food and Drug Administration Act of 2009 and the Medical Act of 1958.
In April, authorities also seized hundreds of boxes of illegal or unregistered medicines and medical supplies for COVID-19 patients from the storage of an arrested Chinese doctor in Barangay Baclaran, Parañaque City.
The mayor and city health office officials found that a large number of medicines were stored, including those for sexually transmitted diseases, herbal supplements, and non-prescription drugs against flu and respiratory illness.