The Cordillera Hospital of Divine Grace in Puguis, La Trinidad, Benguet, has released a hospital report with regards to the COVID-19 situation yesterday. On the statement released through their official Facebook page, they shared that a hospital employee tested positive got exposed to an individual who turned out to be infected with the disease, the hospital has immediately conducted contact tracing and disinfection.
Hospital employees who were in contact with the asymptomatic employee who is currently admitted to the hospital have undergone testing and quarantine. With a chunk of its employees currently on quarantine and disinfection of the facilities currently ongoing, the hospital has limited its operations to the emergency room, admission for only life-threatening cases, and extreme emergencies. For hemodialysis patients, units will remain open and schedules will stay as-is however they will not be accepting new patients.
The hospital believes in the importance of transparency and open communication in fighting this disease and will continue to do its best in providing care for both CHDG patients and employees.
Read the official statement below:
In the process of providing care, on April 23, 2020 one of our employees was exposed to an individual who was later identified to be COVID-19 positive. Although our employee was asymptomatic, he tested positive. This employee is currently the only COVID-19 patient admitted in the hospital. Contact tracing was done and all employees that were in contact are now on quarantine in the facility and have undergone testing. Test results for these employees are expected to arrive within the week.
Due to this exposure, half of our employees are quarantined.
In line with the decrease in personnel and the need to disinfect the facility, Cordillera Hospital of the Divine Grace will limit its operations to the following: 1) The Emergency Room is open 24 hours a day but admissions will only be for life threatening cases and extreme emergencies. Likewise, our 2) Hemodialysis unit will remain open and schedules will remain unchanged however we will not be accepting new patients.
We would like to thank those who are expressing their concern for our institution. Transparency and open communication are paramount in fighting this pandemic. Our institution is doing its best to continue providing care for our patients and our employees.