Davao Oriental provincial hospital to resume operations on Feb. 8

Published February 6, 2021, 7:52 PM

by Zea Capistrano

The Davao Oriental Provincial Medical Center (DOPMC) is set to resume its operations on Monday, Feb. 8 after a two-week lockdown due to massive exposure of hospital frontliners to coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

In a statement by the provincial government of Davao Oriental Friday, Feb.5, Provincial Health Officer II Dr. Reden Bersaldo said “of the 41 confirmed cases among hospital staff, only 14 are currently active.”

Bersaldo said the hospital staff might have been exposed in the community or in the facility.

“It will be a full operation opening with better and improved health guidelines,” he said. 

Bersaldo added that they will impose “stricter regulations and health protocols that will be observed in the facility not only for patients but also for health workers and hospital staff.”

As of Friday, Feb.5, Davao Oriental has recorded 12 new cases of COVID-19 bringing to 197 the province’s total number of active cases. Davao Oriental has recorded 988 COVID-19 cases, 775 recoveries and 16 deaths.