BACOLOD CITY - Three medical teams from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), which were previously deployed in Cebu’s fight against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) there, were dispatched to Bacolod on Wednesday.
The AFP medical teams were headed by Capt. Romuel Rabara.
They will augment the frontline medical workers of Bacolod, starting on Friday to help handle the growing number of COVID-19 cases, as well as to bolster the health system capacity of the city.
Two medical teams will be deployed at the Riverside Medical Center, while the other team will be dispatched to the Queen of Mercy Hospital.
They will take over the first two AFP medical teams, headed by Capt. Liza Dorao, whose tour of duty here ended last month.
Col. Michael Samson, deputy brigade commander of Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade (IBde), along with Capt. Kelvin Bayaban, brigade Civil Military Operations officer welcomed them at the Bacolod-Silay Airport in Silay City.
Meanwhile, Samson expressed his gratitude to the commander of AFP’s Central Command for extending additional military doctors to support Bacolod and Negros Occidental to boost the efforts in the COVID fight.