Bulacan Infection and Control Center discharges last Covid-19 patient

Published May 27, 2022, 10:11 AM

by Freddie Velez

The Bulacan Infection and Control Center (BICC) discharged on Wednesday, May 25, its last Covid-19 patient and gave him a warm send-off.

LAST PATIENT: Dr. Hjordis Marushka Celis (right) and the doctors and staff of Bulacan Infection Control Center (BICC), send off their last Covid-19 patient. (Photo courtesy of PPAO)

Provincial Health Officer II Dr. Hjordis Marushka Celis said the doctors, nurses, and staff of BICC sent off with buntings and banners and a lot of good cheers its only remaining Covid-19 patient, a 45-year-old man.

As of press time, four municipalities in the province are now Covid-19 free. These are the towns of Obando, San Ildefonso, San Miguel, and Sta Maria.

Gov. Daniel R. Fernando said the BICC now having zero Covid-19 patients is a huge milestone in Bulacan’s fight against the deadly coronavirus.

He reminded Bulakenyos to still follow the minimum health standards amid the slight increase in the number of active cases in the past few days.

As of May 23, 2022, Bulacan reported 82 active Covid-19 cases. Most have mild symptoms and are undergoing home quarantine. The province has a total of 109,487 verified Covid-19 cases, 107,709 recoveries, and 1,696 deaths.

Fernando also thanked the health workers and frontliners of the BICC for their untiring service to the Bulakenyos.

The BICC has admitted a total of 9,508 patients since it opened in May, 2020.

“Marahil sariwa pa sa alaala natin ang mga panahon na walang kasiguraduhan kung kailan o paano matatapos ang laban natin na ito. Ngunit ang pangyayari ngayong araw ay isang hudyat ng pag-asa. Pag-asa na matapos ang dalawang taon, tanaw na natin ang liwanag na bunga ng ating sama-samang pagsusumikap (It remains fresh in our memories that there was a time when we were not sure how to fight this pandemic. What happened today is a sign of hope in this fight. That after two years, we are seeing light at the end of the tunnel brought about by our concerted efforts.)” the governor said.