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.

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(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.

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