Pregnant personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) are allowed to work from home in order to protect them from COVID-19.
This, after two policewomen from the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) suffered miscarriage after testing positive for COVID-19, according to Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, Gen. Debold Sinas.
Sinas said the two incidents occurred when he was still the NCRPO director.
“We have four experiences when four of our female personnel tested positive. Two of them suffered miscarriage and their husbands also tested positive,” said Sinas.
“So my directive now is that pregnant policewomen are automatically allowed to work from home. We cannot bear incidents wherein our pregnant personnel [will have] difficulty breathing,” he added.
And for those who would test positive, Sinas said, his instructions are to bring them to isolation facilities in order to ensure maximum medical attention.
He stressed that all the medical expenses at the time of quarantine will be shouldered by the police organization.
Based on PNP data, more than 8,000 PNP personnel tested positive for COVID-19, a total of 26 of them have died due to complications.
The recovery rate is high with 7,637.
Currently, the police force have almost 400 active cases, all of them are now being treated at PNP medical facilities.