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Bacolod acquires equipment for COVID referral hospital

first_imgBACOLOD City – The city government here has acquired various types of medical equipment for the operation of the Bacolod City Respiratory Referral Center (BCRRC), a temporary coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) facility. Under the agreement, the BQMH will dedicate its 34-room south wing to become the referral center. The Sangguniang Panlungsod earlier passed a resolution ratifying the deed of usufruct between the city government and the BQMH for the use of the above equipment at the BCRRC. The contract – signed by Leonardia and hospital president Dr. Lucho Giovanni Giron – stated the equipment will remain owned by this city and shall be made available for the free use of the hospital. “This is truly a blessing for our people, coming at a time when more people are testing positive for the virus,” Mayor Evelio Leonardia said.Bacolod Queen of Mercy Hospital (BQMH) is the one hosting BCRRC.The following are the purchased medical equipment that will be used in the BCRRC:* 17 hospital beds* 10 hand-held thermal scanners* 10 units of adult pediatric blood pressure (BP) apparatus* two units of BP apparatus* two wheel chairs* a mobile X-ray machine* an electrocardiogram machine* a defibrillator* a video laryngoscope* an autoclave“We are truly grateful to Dr. Evangeline Johnson and the rest of the board and management of the BQMH for this partnership with the city,” Leonardia said. For the duration of the arrangement, this city will also provide consumable supplies such as personal protective equipment and testing kits. The hospital will provide the medical, nursing, utility and administrative staff for the BCRRC while the city government will deploy 10 registered nurses to work the third shift every 14 days. (With a report from PNA/PN)last_img

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