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Bulacan hospital ‘badly’ needs PPEs, other medical supplies

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 04:07 PM March 26, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Bulacan Medical Center (BMC) in Malolos, Bulacan on Thursday appealed for donations of personal protective equipment (PPEs) and other medical supplies to protect their health workers who continue to treat patients infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

In a text message to INQUIRER.net, Alvin Rey De Jesus, office-in-charge of the hemodialysis unit of BMC, said they are in dire need of N95 masks, alcohol, and PPEs as they are running out of supplies to treat more patients.

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“We have already placed our orders for PPEs long ago, but we haven’t received anything yet. We do need it badly, especially to those areas directly accepting patients, like our triage and emergency room, and all units catering persons under investigation and persons under monitoring,” he said.

He noted also noted that they have insufficient medical supplies because of delayed delivery of PPEs and other medical supplies.

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Citing data from BMC chief Dr. David Rawland Domingo, De Jesus said they need 80 PPEs and 150 n95 masks per day.

The government-operated hospital has 10 persons under investigation (PUIs) while they are also monitoring 20 patients for the respiratory disease.

For those who would like to donate medical supplies, they may contact these numbers: 09190076859 or 09228322591.

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