Mariveles health workers give joyful sendoff to recovering baby patient
Health workers at the Mariveles District Hospital gave a warm and rousing sendoff for one of the country’s youngest Covid-19 patients who has recovered from the disease.
The patient was only one-month old when test results came out positive, and turned two months old by the time the baby was released from the hospital.
Bataan Gov. Albert Garcia posted pictures of the celebratory scenes as the young patient was discharged from the hospital to cheers from the doctors and nurses who attended to the baby.
“Kakaibang kaligayahan ang naramdaman ng lahat nang magkaroon ng send-off ang mga healthcare workers sa Mariveles District Hospital (MDH) kaninang umaga para sa isa sa mga pinakabatang pasyenteng nagpositibo sa Covid-19 sa buong Pilipinas na nagmula sa bayan ng Mariveles,” according to the governor.
Garcia did not disclose the gender of the baby, one of the youngest persons who tested positive for the coronavirus, which is known to cause serious health troubles for the elderly.
“Masigabong palakpakan ang narinig mula sa mga doktor at nurse na nag-alaga sa kanya habang dumaraan ang sanggol at kanyang mga magulang,” he said.
“Isang buwan pa lamang ang sanggol nang siya ay magpositibo sa Covid-19 noong April 5 bagamat ang kanyang ina ay nagnegatibo sa parehong testing. Siya ay unang ginamot sa Bataan General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) bago inilipat sa MDH matapos bumuti ang kanyang kalagayan. Sa kanyang pag-uwi, dalawang buwan na ang sanggol,” Garcia said.
The patient will be given new swab test after 48 hours to be officially listed among recovered Covid-19 patients, he said.
“Kapag muling nagnegatibo ang resulta ng kanyang testing, saka pa lamang siya idedeklarang recovered upang sumailalim sa mandatory 14-day quarantine period sa kanilang tahanan,” Garcia said.
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