Zambo Sibugay provincial hospital suspends some services after several staff contract COVID-19

Zambo Sibugay provincial hospital suspends some services after several staff contract COVID-19

January 22, 2021 2 By Antonio Manaytay
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By Antonio M. Manaytay

IPIL, Philippines – The provincial hospital of Zamboanga Sibugay has suspended some services after “a considerable number” of the hospital staff got infected with COVID-19.

In a public advisory posted on social media, Dr. Sherwin Bastero, acting hospital chief, said the hospital will close its OB-GYN, surgical, and pediatric ward starting January 22 until February 5.

The temporary closure, he said, is to “protect the health and well-being of other staff and for the best interest of the public.”

Other hospital services, however, remain open. These services include the outpatient department, Y-Ray, and other medical services.

At least, seven of the hospital staff have contracted the dreaded virus.

Bastero assured the hospital will continue to “provide the best quality health care amidst the pandemic.”

Earlier, Gov. Wilter Palma has placed the entire province under 15-day General Community Quarantine (GCQ) following a spike of coronavirus cases. (READ: Zamboanga Sibugay reverts to GCQ)

The province as of Thursday, January 21, has logged confirmed 306 coronavirus cases, 94 of these total number are active.

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