Patient 55106 is accused before the MTC in violation of Sec.9 (e) of RA 11332 otherwise known as Law on Reporting of Communicable Diseases.

It may be recalled that on Jan.24, Pt.55106 appeared at the Special Session of Barangay Concepcion pending results of the swab test. Hours later, she was reported positive of the virus, which prompted the RHU of Virac to order mandatory isolation of the entire members of the Brgy. Council.

Under RA 11332, any person who will be found guilty of the offenses provided in Sec.9, shall be penalized of a fine not less than 20k but not more than 50K. The PRC shall have the authority to suspend or revoke the license to practice of any medical professional who violates this Act. And finally, the Civil Service Commission shall have the authority to suspend or revoke the civil service eligibility of a public servant in violation of this Act.

Parient 55106 is a medical frontliner from a public health facility.

Source: RS News

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