Bulacan Medical Center’s OB ward on lockdown due to Covid-19
The director of Bulacan Medical Center Medical confirmed on Tuesday that the obstetrics ward of the hospital was currently on lockdown after 20 patients and watchers tested positive for Covid-19.
“There is no need to panic, we are doing the protocol,” Dr. Hjordis Marushka Celis said.
Celis said pregnant and high risk patients’ swab testing was a routine to control the spread of Covid-19, and unfortunately on September 11, four patients tested positive.
“Immediately nag-stop na ang admission noon, ni-lockdown na ang OB at NICU, we observed 352 individuals. Ito ay mga pasyente, babies, kasama ang mga bantay at pina-swab then inilipat ang iba sa BICC, ‘yung iba dinala sa mga treatment facility ng kani-kanilang LGUs. Lahat ng nag-negative, nai-coordinate na rin sa mga LGU para iku-quarantine, pwedeng sa facility o sa bahay, ang mahalaga, monitored,” the director said.
She also explained that because of congestion, there is a high probability to pass on the infection.
“The ideal capacity of the OB including the gyne, and isolation is 82 only, but we have 180 mothers there, imagine 3-4 patients sharing in one bed. Kasi kahit sabihin namin sa kanila na puno na at sa iba na lang magpunta, ayaw nila, ngayon ganito, ‘pag highly suspect, isolated agad, ‘pag walang symptoms, nakakapasok sa regular ward pero dahil required, ite-test kaya lang ‘di naman agad lalabas ang result, kaya pwede talagang makahawa,” Celis said.
The director added that as of today, there are still 63 remaining patients, watchers and babies who are waiting for their LGUs to fetch them.
“Hopefully, in 2-3 days masundo na silang lahat para makapagsimula na kaming mag-disinfect and after noon, makapagbukas na ulet at makapagserbisyo sa mga Bulakenyo,” Celis said after clarifying that the BMC, except the OB ward remains open.
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