outbrain
Close  

Malabon hospital limits operations after health workers test positive for coronavirus

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 10:37 AM April 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Ospital ng Malabon (OSMAL) will temporarily stop accepting non-COVID-19 cases after four medical workers have tested positive for the novel coronavirus or SARS-CoV-2, which causes the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the city government said Thursday.

Malabon Mayor Antolin Oreta said the hospital will limit its operations to make way for the disinfection of facilities and testing of its health workers.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Ikinalulungkot kong ibalita sa lahat na apat na health workers mula sa Ospital ng Malabon ay nag-positive sa COVID-19,” Oreta wrote in a Facebook post.

(I regret to inform all of you that four health workers from Ospital ng Malabon tested positive for COVID-19.)

FEATURED STORIES

“Pansamantala munang hindi tatanggap ng NON-COVID cases ang ospital upang magbigay daan sa gagawing disinfection, contact tracing, at testing ng ating health workers,” he added.

(The hospital will temporarily stop accepting non-COVID-19 cases to give way for disinfection, contact tracing and testing of health workers.)

But Oreta said OSMAL’s emergency room, laboratory, and radiologic section will remain open for out-patients.

The hospital is expected to resume full operations on May 7, Thursday depending on the results of tests performed on the health workers, Oreta said.

“Kung agad na lalabas ang test results ng ating health workers mula sa DOH (Department of Health), inaasahan natin na magre-resume ang full operation ng OSMAL sa MAY 7, 2020 (Thursday),” the mayor said.

(If we get the results immediately from DOH, we expect that OSMAL will continue its operations on May 7.)

ADVERTISEMENT

/MUF

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 .

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

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.

TAGS: Antolin Oreta, coronavirus Philippines, COVID-19, hospital, malabon, Metro, Ospital ng Malabon
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | 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.