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Tagbilaran’s GCGMH to accept only COVID-related patients until Sept. 16

By: - Correspondent / @leoudtohanINQ
/ 08:35 PM September 03, 2021

The Governor Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital in Tagbilaran City, Bohol will only be catering to patients with COVID-19-related symptoms and will suspend elective surgical and OB-Gyne procedures due to the surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in Bohol and the alarming number of Delta variant cases in the region. INQUIRER Visayas photo / Leo Udtohan

TAGBILARAN CITY — The Governor Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital (GCGMH) here on Thursday announced that it will only be catering to patients with COVID-19-related symptoms until September 16, 2021.

In an advisory, GCGMH, which was established in 1929, is the province’s only Level III health facility,  said the move was made following a surge of COVID-19 cases in the province of Bohol and the alarming number of detected Delta variants in the region.

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All other patients shall be redirected to other hospitals through the Emergency Operation Center of the provincial government.

It will also temporarily suspend all elective surgical and OB-Gyne procedures and ambulatory services during the period.

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Further announcements will be provided based on the assessment by the COVID-19 Surge Emergency Response Team.

“Amidst the increasing cases of COVID-19 in our province, we enjoin the public to constantly observe the minimum public health standards — Wearing of Mask and Face Shield, Physical Distancing, and Frequent Hand Hygiene. We also encourage those who are 18 years old and above to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as you can,” the advisory said.

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