COVID patients in Cagayan evacuated inside hospital

CAGAYAN – All COVID-19 patients in the tents of Cagayan Valley Medical Center (CVMC) have been evacuated inside the hospital building to ensure their safety due to the threat of typhoon Kiko.

Dr. Glenn Matthew Baggao, medical center chief of CVMC, told reporters that a total of 34 COVID patients were evacuated.

Those 32 were transferred within the COVID ward and two to the Nightingale ward.

Dr. Baggao said that patients who were all relatives and all confirmed cases, were grouped in one room.

Other patients who are in mild conditions and suspect cases or awaiting the results of their swab test are in the quarantine facility behind the CVMC.

Dr. Baggao encouraged LGUs to refer the patient to the CVMC which are only moderate to severe cases because the occupancy rate in the said hospital remains at 100%.

The CVMC has also set up a Pre-triage in front of the Nightingale ward to screen each patient if they deserve to be admitted to the COVID ward.

Dr. Baggao said they have already purchased an additional 300 oxygen tanks for severe COVID-patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Meanwhile, Dr. Baggao said COVID19 cases has dropped to 194, these patients monitored at CVMC, where the number of patients from Tuguegarao city is still high at 104.