Rizal Medical Center prepared for COVID-19 patients

Published March 12, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Jhon Aldrin Casinas 

The Rizal Medical Center in Pasig City has assured that its facility is prepared to assist patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Rizal Medical Center (Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN)
Rizal Medical Center

The government-run hospital made the statement as it confirmed on Wednesday that a patient who tested positive with the disease is confined at their facility.

The Department of Health announced that a 60-year-old Filipino male with COVID-19 was admitted at the said hospital.

“Rest assured that our facility is prepared to manage suspected and confirmed cases,” the Rizal Medical Center said.

The hospital said it also has a patient considered as Person Under Investigation (PUI) for the disease.

“They are currently stable and are in isolation,” it said in a statement.

The hospital said another PUI that was reported earlier was “cleared” and has since been discharged.

“We advise the public to refrain posting or reposting unconfirmed reports regarding COVID-19 to avoid panic.”

The Health Department reported Wednesday 16 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 49.

Read more: DOH reports 16 new cases of COVID-19; total cases in PH now 49

The World Health Organization has earlier characterized the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic.

Read more: World Health Organization describes coronavirus outbreak as pandemic