Pasig City needs healthcare professionals

Published July 27, 2020, 10:56 AM

by Jhon Aldrin Casinas

Pasig City is in need of more healthcare professionals as the local government expands its centralized quarantine facility for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients.

In a Facebook post Sunday, Mayor Vico Sotto said the city is hiring 65 nurses, 35 medical doctors, and two medical technologists.

“If you are a healthcare staff that is willing to help in the fight against COVID-19, specifically here in Pasig, we will gladly welcome you. We really need you,” Sotto said.

He assured that they will be compensated for their service.

“We are making many adjustments to the system and protocols to expedite our response, especially now that the number of positives in the city and in the region has spiked,” Sotto said.

Interested applicants may send their email to [email protected]

The mayor said they will be increasing the capacity of their centralized quarantine facility at Rizal High School with the opening of more buildings to be used for isolation.

Sotto said two more school buildings will be opened this week with a total 87 bed capacity.

The quarantine facility will house asymptomatic COVID-19 patients and those experiencing mild symptoms.

Sotto said no COVID-19 patient should remain in their respective communities especially those in depressed areas or in densely populated communities.

“So our goal is we will bring all COVID-19 positive patients in the centralized quarantine facility,” he explained.

Due to the recent spike of cases, the mayor said that their healthcare system is “overwhelmed” by the number of patients they are attending to.

“The centralized quarantine facility will be very important in the coming weeks especially that the cases keep on increasing,” Sotto said.