Kalinga hospital limits admissions
TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The province’s major health facility is temporarily limiting admission from Jan. 17 until further notice due to many health personnel who tested positive of the Covid-19.
Dr. Marilyn T. Duyan, chief of the Kalinga Provincial Hospital, said the hospital lacks staff members so they are now limiting admission of patients from within the province only while outpatient consultation is from 9 a.m. to noon only.
Duyan also said no elective surgery will be scheduled except for serious emergency cases since only one surgeon and obstetrician-gynecologist are available.
Covid-19-positive patients who are due for surgery are referred to referral hospitals but if not admitted there, are given the needed intervention here.
As of Jan. 16, the province has recorded 636 new active cases and classified as high risk epidemic level.
Due to increasing cases, Kalinga has been placed under alert level 4 until Jan. 31.
With this, border control is heightened and people are advised to observe minimum health protocols and those who are still unvaccinated are urged to get their jabs for their protection. – Larry Lopez