Medical facilities in Pangasinan succeed in producing more COVID-19 recoveries. There are 12 recoveries as of today, April 15, of whom three were discharged from the provincial government- run Pangasinan Provincial Hospital (PPH) in Bolingit, San Carlos City.
Of the 33 COVID-19 patients in Pangasinan, 12 are still confined in private and public medical facilities. It was last April 9, or six days ago, when the ninth and last fatality was recorded.
The 12 recoveries are from the following localities: Malasiqui (2), Pozorrubio (1), Bayambang (1), Rosales (1), Urdaneta City (1), Bugallon (1), Infanta (1), Asingan (1), Sto. Tomas (1), and Dagupan City (2).
The two new recoveries are from Asingan (67-year old female) and Sto. Tomas (49-year old male) who were both admitted at the Region 1 Medical Center (R1MC) on March 22 and March 28, respectively.
Today, another two recoveries who are a 37-year old male and a 50-year old female, both from Dagupan City, further pushed higher the number of recoveries to 12. The two new recoveries were also admitted at R1MC on March 23 and March 27, respectively.
With 12 COVID-19 recoveries as of today, Governor Amado I. Espino III calls on the people of Pangasinan not to be complacent, reminding all to stay in their houses and to adopt health safety precautions to prevent them from contracting or transmitting the disease.
As he expressed commendation to the frontliners in hospitals, law enforcement and other sectors, Gov. Espino also urges the COVID-19 warriors to stay focused and vigilant in fighting the deadly coronavirus.
“Maraming salamat sa inyong serbisyo sa mga Pangasinense. Walang katumbas ang inyong serbisyo at sakripisyo sa panahon ngayon,” Governor Espino said in a phone call to Provincial Health Officer Anna Maria Teresa de Guzman last April 13.
It was that day when the second batch of medical professionals of the provincial government who rendered their duty, attending to the treatment of COVID-19 patients at the PPH, were discharged.
The 16 health workers, who will immediately proceed and will stay to a comfortable isolation facility for 14 days, will be replaced by the first batch of medical professionals who will render their hospital duty.
Meanwhile, latest record shows that of the 150 Patient Under Investigation (PUI), 82 have now recovered and 44 are still confined. There are 24 PUI fatalities, 14 of whom were tested negative, while 9 awaiting test results and 1 with no collected specimen.
As of date, the province has a total of 91,367 Person Under Monitoring (PUM), of whom 85,684 representing 93.8 percent have already completed the 14-day home quarantine, while 5,313 or 5.8 percent are under the 14-day home quarantine. There are 370 PUM (0.4 percent) who failed to complete the prescribed quarantine period.
/Mark Gerry Naval Oblanca