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Patient jumps from second floor of Tagbilaran hospital’s COVID-19 wing

By: - Correspondent / @leoudtohanINQ
/ 08:47 AM June 26, 2020

Photo from the Facebook page of the Governor Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital in Tagbilaran City.

TAGBILARAN CITY — A 44-year-old patient who has moderate acute respiratory infection jumped from the second-floor window of a government hospital here at around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 25.

Dr. Mutya Kismet Tirol-Macuno, medical center chief II of the Governor Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital (GCGMH), said the patient managed to open the bathroom window in one of the isolation rooms of the COVID-19 Wing and jumped towards the ground floor.

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The patient survived and did not sustain any major injury.

Macuno said the patient, who was initially anxious, was already stable and has been recuperating in the COVID-19 Wing under the multi-disciplinary care of the Behavioural Sciences Service, the COVID-19 Medical Team, and the Patient Safety Committee.

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She described Thursday’s incident as an “isolated case.”

Macuno assured the public that the safety of GCGMH patients is always a priority.

GCGMH was designated as a regional hospital in Central Visayas on July 01, 1973 and as a Teaching/Training Hospital under the Regional Health Office in 1980.

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