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Rising COVID-19 cases shut down Fabella hospital

/ 05:10 AM October 24, 2020

FOR DISINFECTION Three sections of the government-run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, including the OB emergency room, will be closed down for four days starting Saturday to undergo general disinfection following a spike in COVID-19 cases among its doctors and nurses. Also to be shut are the pediatric emergency room and the outpatient department. —RICHARD A. REYES

Some portions of Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila will be closed starting Saturday until Tuesday due to the increasing cases of new coronavirus disease, which has infected mostly the hospital’s doctors and medical workers.

In its announcement, the hospital said the OB emergency room, pediatric emergency room and outpatient department would temporarily cease operations for a general disinfection and refuse admission of new patients.

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This would ensure the general safety of patients and hospital staff and workers, the announcement said.

In a text message, Dr. Margarita Esquivel confirmed that recently infected were mostly doctors and staff nurses in the hospital. —Jodee A. Agoncillo

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