COVID-19

Ospital ng Maynila closed after personnel test positive for COVID-19

Rambo Talabong
Ospital ng Maynila closed after personnel test positive for COVID-19

CLOSED. Ospital ng Maynila.

Photo from Ospital ng Maynila Facebook Page

The hospital will be closed from July 31 to August 9

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno ordered the temporary closure of the Ospital ng Maynila after a number of its personnel tested positive for the coronavirus.

In a press briefing in his office in Manila City Hall, Moreno said the Ospital ng Maynila will be closed from July 31 to August 9 – a total of 10 days.

“We are temporarily closing it because many of our frontliners got infected, we also have reinfections, we have a lot of asymptomatic cases, and many are awaiting results from PCR tests,” Moreno said.

What patients need to know

Moreno called on residents to refrain from bringing patients to the hospital.

All services are suspended except for patients who were admitted prior to the lockdown, and the following:

  • Laboratory operations, including COVID-19 testing
  • Radiology operations
  • Extreme emergency operations
  • Follow-ups for victims of animal bites
How many tested positive?

A total of 15 personnel tested positive for the virus. Eleven of them were admitted for hospital care, while 4 are under home quarantine.

Some 32 personnel under home quarantine are suspected symptomatic cases awaiting their test results.

Some 58 others are close contacts of the confirmed cases who have been ordered to go on isolation. – Rappler.com

Rambo Talabong

Rambo Talabong covers the House of Representatives and local governments for Rappler. Prior to this, he covered security and crime. He was named Jaime V. Ongpin Fellow in 2019 for his reporting on President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. In 2021, he was selected as a journalism fellow by the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics.