Bacolod Hospitals Need 392 Healthcare Workers, Support Staff

Bacolod Hospitals Need 392 Healthcare Workers, Support Staff

Spotlight

Celebrate The Holidays With MMFF 2020, Globe, And Upstream

Globe and its partners also encourages moviegoers to fight online privacy.

More Than 124k Drivers, Operators Join Transport Cooperatives

A total 124,443 drivers and franchise owners and operators have joined accredited transport cooperatives ready for franchise consolidation.

Globe Recreates The Way You Learn With Special Promos

Globe introduces special Go promos for students and the GoTOK series to make quality learning and self-improvement accessible for everyone online and in real life!

Roma Point Bridge Construction In Full Swing With Republic Cement Support

Expected to be the longest bridge in Calabarzon, the Roma Point Bridge, also known as the Alabat Bridge, will be 1.7 kilometers long upon completion and will connect Alabat Island to mainland Quezon province.

Private hospitals here still need up to 392 healthcare workers and support staff as the city continues to battle the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

A report of the city government on Monday night showed a list that includes six doctors for the midway referral facility and 288 nurses for the emergency treatment center and isolation facilities as well as 18 radiology technicians, 26 medical technologists, 24 respiratory therapists, and 30 housekeeping staff.

City Administrator Em Ang, executive director of the Bacolod City Emergency Operations Center (EOC), said that Mayor Evelio Leonardia had earlier sent a letter request to the National Inter-Agency Task Force (NIATF) Against Covid-19 to send augmentation health personnel to the city.

In the letter, Leonardia said that the serious shortage of nurses and healthcare workers especially in private hospitals is still a problem.

“In this connection, may I, therefore, humbly request for your assistance by providing us the additional personnel required to capacitate and enable the full operation of hospital isolation units,” the mayor in his letter addressed to Secretary Carlito Galvez, chief implementer of the National Action Plan Against Covid-19 and one of the top officials of the NIATF.

Last month, the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) deployed 15 nurses to Bacolod through the assistance of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas headed by Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino, which is part of the Cebu team assisting Bacolod in its battle against Covid-19.

On the last week of August, medical personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, composed of two teams with six members each, were assigned to two private hospitals — Dr. Pablo O. Torre Memorial Hospital (Riverside Medical Center) and Bacolod Queen of Mercy Hospital.

Each team was composed of one doctor, two nurses, and three aide men.

After ending their month-long tour of duty, they were replaced by another batch, comprised of three teams, in the first week of October, who were still assigned to the same hospitals.

As of Monday night, Bacolod has recorded 4,213 confirmed Covid-19 cases, including 1,141 active cases, 2,982 recoveries, and 90 deaths. (PNA)

Nueva Ecija IP Group Gets Training On Mushroom Processing

The Department of Agriculture in Central Luzon is promoting the processing of mushroom products that can give benefits to one’s health and provide additional source of income amid the challenges brought by the health pandemic.

Psychologist Links COVID-19 ‘Fake News’ To Anxiety, Depression

People exposed to "fake news" online during the COVID-19 pandemic are found to have experienced anxiety and depression, a result of a phenomenon called "information traps”, a researcher based in Iligan City said.

Pope Francis Endorses Same-Sex Unions

The Pope voices out his views towards same sex marriage. Do you agree on his statements?

Pandemic Parenting: Education In The New Normal

With the newly introduced distance learning, these parents remain resilient in facing the challenges brought about by it.

DOLE To Roll Out ‘Free Bikes Project’ For Informal Workers

Hitting two birds with one stone! The "Free Bicycles Project" will also tap the displaced workers to provide food and non-food delivery services.

SMC Rolls Out Bicycle Program For Employees, RSA Urges Motorists To Safely Share The Road

The bicycle program rolled out by San Miguel Corporation allows employees to purchase a unit for around P2,000 to P3,000 that they can then pay for with no interest for twelve months.

What Do Middle Class Women In Their 40s Want?

Life begins at 40. Ano nga ba ang mga bagay na gustong gawin ng mga middle class women in their 40s?

Voter Registration Now From Monday-Friday

Vote on 2022! Check out the new schedule for voter registration here:

AFP Units, Offices To Forego Christmas Parties This Year

Just like majority of offices in the country, the Armed Forces of the Philippines has decided to cancel their Christmas Party this year.

Fishermen Still Advised Not To Sail In Pangasinan

Fishermen were advised not to sail in Pangasinan as tropical cyclone wind signal no. 1 is still up over 10 towns and Alaminos City in the western part of the province, according to the Pangasinan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.