The recovered health workers and a returning migrant worker were released from the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) Tuesday afternoon amid the cheers of the hospital staff and colleagues led by Medical Center Chief Dr. Ricardo Runez Jr.
“Binabati natin ang ating mga magigiting na graduates ngayung hapon. We congratulate you for having persevered despite the facts and difficulties that you’ve faced,” Runez told the recoveries, most of them personnel of the BGHMC. Hopefully after your days of quarantine, you may comeback fresh to work with us here at BGHMC, he added.
One of the recovered patients, Dr. Elizabeth Macli-ing Solang, a well-known obstetrician -gynecologist in Baguio City, thanked the entire DOH-BGHC family for taking very food care of them during their confinement of more than two weeks.
“The holistic approach in the care of COVID-19 patients was the biggest factor that helped us recover from the virus. Laboratory results, x-ray and CT scan, ECG and other ancillary procedures were done, interpreted and referred without delay. Immediate medical intervention prevented the progression of the infection. We still have a long way to Go as the Covid Referral Center of the North, but I am very proud of how things are being done at this time,” Solang said in her statement of gratitude. Maybe we can improve more on the facilities, she added.
She also expressed gratitude to the local government of Baguio led by Mayor Benjie Magalong and the City Health Service Office for being their partners in the contact tracing.
The recovery of the nine brings to 28 the number of recovered patients out of the 31 confirmed cases in Baguio. Two are admitted in hospitals, a health worker and a new patient-a policeman, while one died. As per May 12, 6pm data of the CHSO, there are 203 suspect cases and 679 possible cases being strictly monitored in the city. (PIA-CAR)
By PIA CAR