DOH: Part of UP-PGH, Caloocan hospital exclusive for COVID-19 patients

Duque announced that he has approved the exclusive use of one area of the UP-PGH facility in Manila and the Jose M. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital in Caloocan City for COVID-19 patients.

3/20/2020 4:56:00 AM

Duque announced that he has approved the exclusive use of one area of the UP-PGH facility in Manila and the Jose M. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital in Caloocan City for COVID-19 patients.

MANILA, Philippines — Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Friday announced that he has approved the exclusive use of one area of the UP-PGH facility in Manila and the Jose M. Rodriguez Memorial

(I have given the go-signal to the plan to make one building of the UP-PGH to be an exclusive COVID-19 hospital.)“Ang Department of Health naman, we will also convert yung ating Jose M Rodriguez Memorial Hospital sa Caloocan as a specialized COVID hospital,” he added.

(The DOH will also convert the Jose M Rodriguez Memorial Hospital in Caloocan to a specialized COVID-19 hospital.)The government is also eyeing to convert the Lung Center of the Philippines as a COVID-19 hospital.Duque, however, said it is not yet feasible as the hospital is catering to numerous cancer patients.

Read more: Inquirer »

WATCH: Coast Guard sets up buoys with Philippine flag in West PH Sea

The 5 navigational buoys bearing the Philippine flag have been placed in Lawak Island, Likas Island, Parola Island, and Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea, says the Philippine Coast Guard Read more >>

PGH nurse dedicated to her job walks part of the way to workThe temporary shut down of mass public transit over the whole of Luzon after the declaration of enhanced community quarantine forced a 56-year-old head nurse of the state-owned Philippine General Hospital (PGH) to walk part of the way from Cavite province to Manila to fulfill her duty to the country.

Chooks-to-Go steps up, provides meals for frontliners in PGHMaraming Salamat at Mabuhay po kayo!!🙏🏻👏🏻 Yey MangInasal1 ano na?

Eating bananas can’t prevent COVID-19 infection — DOHHealth officials said there is no scientific proof that eating bananas can protect a person from the coronavirus diease 2019.

DOH clarifies COVID-19 not airborneThe coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is not airborne and can only be transmitted through droplets and close contact, a Department of Health (DOH) official clarified Wednesday. Is this not considered airborne? Ang gulo po. Hehehe Please proofread and confirm. ☹️ People are confused.

BREAKING: COVID-19: DOH chief Duque on self-quarantine; asymptomatic – VergeireMANILA, Philippines — Health Secretary Francisco Duque III is currently on self-quarantine, a Department of Health (DOH) official confirmed Thursday. DOH Undersecretary Rosette Vergeire also said the health chief has already undergone testing for COVID-19 after a senior official of the agency was found positive for the disease that is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. He […]

Duque on self-quarantine, DOH confirmsHEALTH Secretary Francisco Duque III is on self-quarantine, although he is not experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms, the Department of Health (DOH)...

COVID-19 dominoes falling: Another Laguna town, city seal selves shut (I have given the go-signal to the plan to make one building of the UP-PGH to be an exclusive COVID-19 hospital.) “Ang Department of Health naman, we will also convert yung ating Jose M Rodriguez Memorial Hospital sa Caloocan as a specialized COVID hospital,” he added. (The DOH will also convert the Jose M Rodriguez Memorial Hospital in Caloocan to a specialized COVID-19 hospital.) The government is also eyeing to convert the Lung Center of the Philippines as a COVID-19 hospital. Duque, however, said it is not yet feasible as the hospital is catering to numerous cancer patients. The hospital will instead allocate about 40 isolation rooms for COVID-19 patients. GSG