Davao inn to take in nurses expelled by dormitories for working at SPMC’s COVID-19 frontlines

Published March 23, 2020, 12:00 AM

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DAVAO CITY – The owners of “Oh George” have opened its doors to nurses and health workers in the frontlines of the battle against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) at the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) who were recently kicked out of their dormitories, according to Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte on Monday.


In a live interview at the Davao City Disaster Radio (DCDR) 87.5, the mayor said it was her youngest brother Vice Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte, who was able to seek the help of the management of the inn so that it could offer free accommodation to the nurses and health workers displaced by the discrimination shown by the dormitory owners.

“Nisugot daw ang Oh George mohatag og units for nurses na na-kick out sa dorm (Oh George agreed to offer units for the nurses who have been kicked out of their dorms),” she said.

She instructed the nurses to coordinate with the operations center of the local government to arrange for their accommodation.

Dr. Roy Ferre, Health Assistant Secretary for Health Field Implementation and Coordination Team for Visayas and Mindanao, appealed to the owners of dormitories to show compassion to the exhausted frontliners, and assured them that the health workers were of no threat to them.

“Magagaling po ito in terms of hygiene. Akala ho ninyo nagadadala ng dumi sa boarding hsoue. Mga profesional ang mga taong ito. Walang dapat ikatakot tanggaping nurses and doctors (Our nurses are well trained in terms of hygiene. You through they are bringing germs, but these people are professionals. There is nothing to worry about, you should accommodate our nurses and doctors),” he said.