By J. Jala | 12:26 AM June 14, 2020
The Governor Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital (GCGMH) announced on Saturday that it will be a COVID-19 Dedicated Facility.
In an updated advisory posted at 11 p.m., GCGMH said that this development came after the province of Bohol has already documented local transmissions.
GCGMH will only admit probable and suspected COVID-19 Cases starting Monday, June 15. These include Moderate and Severe Acute Respiratory Illness (MARI & SARI) Cases referred from Municipal Health Offices (MHOS), the Tagbilaran City Health Office, and private hospitals.
Their Emergency Departments (ED) – Main and Obstetric – will only accept “urgent and emergent referrals from the MHOs, Tagbilaran Health Office, and private hospitals.
GCGMH advised that all other walk-in cases should seek consultation at their partner private hospitals in the vicinity.
Meanwhile, the Out-Patient Department (OPD) will be closed until further notice.
“Please reschedule your appointments with your attending physician and/or with OPD Reception Desk,” GCGMH advised.
However, the PMDT-TB DOTS Clinic and the HIV/AIDS Treatment Hub is excluded from the said advisory.
It said GCGMH committed to this role as the Province’s Apex Referral Center and as the chief implementor of the Department of Health’s programs and protocols for battling COVID-19.
“We ask that you bear with us as we transition to this phase within the next two (2) days. We shall be issuing bulletins as developments arise,” the statement concluded.