Baguio hospital reopens a day after closing for coronavirus disinfection | Inquirer News

Baguio hospital reopens a day after closing for coronavirus disinfection

/ 01:35 PM April 27, 2020

BAGUIO CITY—The Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) on Monday (April 27) started taking in new patients again a day after closing down to conduct coronavirus tests for all its employees.

In a new advisory, BGHMC announced that it has “instituted stricter infection control measures” and improved the work schedules of its workforce.

This allowed the hospital to once more open its doors to all types of patients provided their diseases do not put them at high risk of contracting COVID-19.


The BGHMC shut down on Sunday (April 26) after six of its medical workers contracted COVID-19 at the weekend—two doctors, a nurse, two nursing attendants and a hospital encoder.


“All other operations such as dialysis and triage will resume but with limitations on strict infection control,” the BGHMC said in its advisory.

“Rest assured that the hospital is regularly exercising due diligence in making sure our healthcare workers are safe as well as the patients we serve,” it said.

To date, Baguio has 29 cases of coronavirus infection, eight of them confirmed last Saturday (April 25) and Sunday.

Edited by TSB
Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link.

TAGS: Coronavirus, coronavirus Philippines, COVID-19, hospital, infection, pandemic, Quarantine

© Copyright 1997-2024 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.