December 2, 2022

Understanding early on the importance of vaccinating healthcare workforce to protect healthcare capacity, 89 percent of the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center personnel have registered for the Covid-19 vaccination.
The BGHMC Public Health Unit reported that based on the vaccination registration activity conducted from Feb. 17 to 20, 2,428 personnel or 89 percent of its 2,728 workforce are in the master list for Covid-19 vaccination. 
There are four employees who were screened as not eligible while 84 deferred registration pending medical clearance.
Adult Infectious Disease Specialist Thea Pamela Cajulao said with BGHMC being the primary government hospital in the Cordillera and having the biggest number of personnel, mostly frontliners, support for the Covid-19 vaccination program is beneficial, not only for health workers who are on high risk for infection because of the multiple exposures at work, but also for safer and more efficient delivery of public health services.
BGHMC also serves as the regional referral health facility for Covid-19 cases especially severe and critical cases.
The facility is also one of the first to have a certified molecular laboratory for the 9 RT-PCR testing.
Cajulao said from March 1, 2020 to Feb. 24, BGHMC recorded 1,156 patients of which 1,038 recovered, 87 died, one was discharged, and 30 are currently admitted.  
Of the 30 admitted patients, six are classified as mild cases, seven moderate, 16 severe, and one critical. There are 82 suspect cases admitted in BGHMC, Cajulao added.
For the BGHMC Molecular Laboratory, Amerlito Nuesca said from Feb. 1 to 24, there were 22,833 test kits processed from the Cordillera and 990 from Region 1.
Nuesca said the BGHMC molecular lab is working at maximum capacity of 1,000 tests per day. – Carlito C. Dar