Naga hospitals urge public to follow standard health protocols

NAGA CITY — In a joint statement released by hospitals based in Naga City, namely, Bicol Medical Center, NICC Doctors Hospital, St. John Hospital, USI-Health Services Department, Bicol AccessHealth Hospital, Naga City Hospital and Dr. Nilo O. Roa Memorial Foundation Hospital, the general public is urged to follow the standard health protocols issued by the IATF and LGUs to prevent further spread of the COVID-19 virus.

This comes as the region prepares for the second batch of Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) scheduled to return on September, according to the released statement.

“Healthcare workforce and capacity of hospitals in Naga City may soon reach threshold as we also cater to neighboring towns.”, the statement reads, “Limited manpower and shortage of hospital beds and rooms pose a serious threat to the quality of care and attention afforded to all, including non-COVID-19 cases.”

To date, Bicol Region now has 1,085 recorded COVID-19 cases, 567 of which are active cases. 412 of those recorded and 268 active cases, are from Camarines Sur alone. Naga City, meanwhile, has 188 total recorded cases, 65 active cases.

Photos via RMN DWNX’s Grace Inocentes

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