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Negros Occidental hospital suspends services as some workers tested for COVID-19

/ 02:59 PM April 22, 2021

BACOLOD CITY –– A hospital in Barangay Bacuyangan, Hinoba-an town, Negros Occidental, suspended its services starting Tuesday, April 20, while some employees were tested for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Negros Occidental Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said the emergency room of the Eleuterio T. Decena Memorial Hospital, however, would continue to operate for those with extreme emergency cases.

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Tested for COVID-19 were the hospital’s three utility workers, a security guard, nurse, ambulance driver, and junior consultant, who were exposed to a COVID-19 patient.

Diaz said the hospital’s emergency room, outpatient department, triage area, female ward, radiologic and laboratory department would undergo a thorough cleaning and disinfection.

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The services at the hospital’s administrative office, pharmacy, and dietary departments, and the Negros Occidental Comprehensive Health Program Office would continue, Diaz said.

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