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HomeHealthLocal nCov spox: Limited isolation rooms not a cause for worry now

Local nCov spox: Limited isolation rooms not a cause for worry now

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BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – The limited number of negative pressure isolation rooms in a government-run hospital here is not a cause for worry.

A view across the main entrance of Western Visayas Regional Hospital(WVRH). | Photo by Richard D. Meriveles
A view across the main entrance of Western Visayas Regional Hospital(WVRH). | Photo by Richard D. Meriveles

As of now.

Physician Grace Tan told DNX other rooms can be converted to serve as rooms for patients confirmed to have been infected or under investigation.

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What is important, she said, is a trained staff and protective gear for medical personnel who will look after the patients.

Hospital chief Julius Drilon told DNX while the rooms are limited, the staff of the hospital are highly-trained to look after PUIs or actual confirmed cases.

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Julius D. Mariveles
An amateur cook who has a mean version of humba, the author has recently tried to make mole negra, the Mexican sauce he learned by watching shows of master chef Rick Bayless. A journalist since 19, he has worked in the newsrooms of radio, local papers, and Manila-based news organizations. A stroke survivor, he now serves as executive editor of DNX.

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