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2 Kalinga hospitals suspend admission of Covid patients

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BAGUIO CITY– After reaching full capacity, two hospitals in Kalinga announced they cannot yet admit persons infected with Covid-19.

The Kalinga Provincial Hospital (KPH) Infection Prevention Committee (IPC) in Bulanao, Tabuk City, said it has recorded more than 90 Covid-19 patients who are currently undergoing medical treatment and management.

The IPC also disclosed that 10 of the number are hospital personnel who were exposed to their patients.

Earlier, 30 other hospital personnel tested positive of the virus. They are now undergoing home quarantine.

Hospital management ordered the mass swabbing of all hospital personnel to stem possible internal transmission.

The consultation services of KPH’s Out Patient Department (OPD) are also temporarily suspended.

Services for orthopedic patients will depend on the availability of surgeons.

The Holy Trinity Medical Clinic (HTMC), also in Bulanao, Tabuk City, likewise announced that its Covid-19 facility ward is temporarily closed for admission after reaching full capacity.

Management said some of its health care workers have tested positive of the virus.

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