Hundreds of healthcare workers in Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital and Sanitarium
Hundreds of healthcare workers in the Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital and Sanitarium are under quarantine for COVID-19.
This was confirmed by its medical director Alfonso Victorino Pamaran Jr. during the ''Laging Handa'' virtual public briefing on Monday.
Pamaran said 510 out of the total of 1,300 healthcare workers in hospital, which is an end-referral hospital for COVID-19 confirmed cases, are under quarantine.
"99.2 percent of our health care workers here already got their first and second doses, while most of us also got our booster," he said.
Pamaran said despite the high number of COVID-19 infection among their healthcare workers, their hospital continued operating with the help of additional personnel from the national government.
"The hospital operations continue. We are accepting manpower augmentation from the Department of Health Central Office, around 214 personnel; from CHD (Center for Health Development)-NCR, 10 personnel; from PNP General Hospital, five personnel. So, a total of 229 manpower complement our hospital," he said. Robina Asido/DMS