UST Hospital belies reports of admitting novel coronavirus patient
MANILA, Philippines — The University of Santo Tomas Hospital (USTH) on Tuesday denied that they admitted a patient infected with novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV.
“We would like to inform the public that there is no truth to the circulating news in social media and text messages of a novel coronavirus patient in USTH,” the hospital’s management said in a memorandum posted on the Twitter page of The Varsitarian, UST’s official student publication.
The USTH management said it implemented a protocol for handling patients with suspected 2019-nCoV.
It also reminded the public to verify information from reliable sources such as the Department of Health (DOH).
The DOH earlier reiterated that there are no confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the country but they are monitoring 24 individuals who are suspected to be infected with novel coronavirus.
Edited by JPV
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.