The Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) has decided to stop accepting new patient admissions starting today, April 26, 2020, until further notice.
In an official statement released through their official Facebook page:
In response to the Global Pandemic of COVID-19, the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center has been making efforts to stop the possible widespread transmission of this virus in our locality and neighboring provinces.
With the recent developments in our hospital, the BGHMC ManCom has made a crucial decision to make necessary steps to break the unceasingly transmission of this virus.
Beginning today, April 26, 2020, BGHMC regrets that it will no longer accept admission of any patient. Advisories will be issued as any imminent events become apparent. Please keep posted for subsequent announcements.
Testing of hospital health workers ordered
The recent additional cases to the toll of positive COVID-19 cases in the city have been mostly medical frontliners, nine of which are from BGHMC. Mayor Magalong ordered the immediate testing of health workers who are exposed to active COVID-19 cases in all hospitals in the city of Baguio. The city is set to start the expanded risk-based testing for asymptomatic but probable cases tomorrow, which includes our health workers because they are constantly at risk whenever they fight the disease on the frontlines. Mayor Magalong instructed hospital administrators to immediately submit a list of their staff members for testing.