What essentials should be in your COVID-19 home care kits?

As the threats of COVID-19 persist, disease prevention and safety precautions must be observed at every home. That's why it is highly recommended for every household to always be ready with an essential home care kit. 

Ingat Angat, a private sector-led campaign that aims to re-start the Philippine economy by empowering Filipinos with vigilance, prepares this guide on what items should be in everyone's COVID-19 essential home care kit:

1. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Always have an available PPE that can be used when going outside. PPE should include a face mask, face shield, and hand sanitizer or alcohol. For more stringent precaution, wear boots, gloves, and an overall medical suit when in hotspot areas. 

Immediately dispose of used surgical masks and gloves to minimize the risk of contracting or spreading the virus.

Check this link for the complete list of stores where you can buy face shields in Araneta City.

2. Cleaning and disinfection supplies

It is essential to clean high-touch surfaces regularly such as doorknobs, tables, handles, light switches, and countertops. To do this, use products that are suitable for each surface, and make sure to properly follow instructions on the product label. 

One helpful tip is to dilute a 45ml bleach solution per liter of water.

Visit stores at any Araneta City mall (Gateway MallAli MallFarmers Plaza) and grab your supplies.

3. Monitoring Supplies

Always have the means to monitor your health at home. Have a thermometer, a pulse oximeter, and a blood pressure monitor to help you know your current status. Prepare a vital signs record to keep track of your results.

Pulse Oximeter in Watsons, Gateway Mall

Aneroid Sphygmomanometer in Watsons, Gateway Mall

Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor in Watsons Gateway Mall 

Check out more supplies in any Araneta City mall (Gateway Mall, Ali Mall, Farmers Plaza).

4. Medications

If you have an existing medical condition, make sure to have a good supply of medicine. If you don’t have any existing medical conditions, then it is still vital to have medicines for fever, cough, and colds. 

The CDC recommends every household to have Paracetamol.

Get your daily dose of medical supplies in any drugstore in Araneta City. Click this link for the list of drugstores and clinics at the City of Firsts.

ADDITIONAL TIP: Keep a record of all the government emergency hotlines, the phone number of the nearest hospital or authority, the phone number of relatives and friends as well as the contact information of the nearest grocery and essential stores.

Check this link for the directory of Quezon City's agencies and departments, and this link for the list of all hospitals in the Philippines by the Department of Health that can help you during this pandemic.