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8 COVID-19 patients in QC recover

Paula Antolin

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Eight coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients confined at two Quezon City-run facilities have fully recovered, local officials announced on Sunday.

Four of the recovered patients were from the HOPE-1 facility headed by Dr. Vince Mendoza.

“The discharged patients are all clinically improved, obtaining at least once negative COVID-19 result,” said Mendoza.

“The number is still considerable — worthy of quiet applause to motivate our workforce. This is our start. This is our victory,” he added.

Mendoza said the recovered patients still need to go through a 14-day home quarantine and have been advised to have a follow-up examination after the said period.

Four recoveries were also recorded at the Quezon City General Hospital (QCGH).

QCGH Director Dr. Josephine Sabando said three of the recovered patients were elderly with co-morbid diseases.

The city government has launched various efforts to combat COVID-19, including the establishment of Hope I and II to serve as quarantine facility for persons under investigation (PUI) and persons under monitoring (PUM).

Hope I caring facility is a 49-room alternative medical facility while Hope II community caring facility is a 300-plus bed facility housed inside the Quezon City University (QCU).

A total 150 beds were put up in QCU through a partnership between the local government and St. Theresa’s College Quezon City Batch 85, GKonomics International Inc. and Rotary International District 3780, through its governor Rep. Bernadette Herrera.

Hope II also has a separate 15-bed facility for COVID-19 positive patients donated by an anonymous donor.

Set to open is Hope 3, an 80-bedroom hotel which will serve as quarantine facility for PUI and PUM.

Meanwhile, Hope 4 is a 15-bed facility inside QCGH which was put up with the help of the Poveda Class 2010 in partnership with architect William Ti and WTA Architecture and Design. It will take care of senior PUI with mild symptoms.

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