Male Nurse Infected w/ Coronavirus Expresses Dismay To Municipal Government After Rejecting his Entry: “Parang pinagtatabuyan nila ako”
A male nurse infected with coronavirus expressed his dismay to municipal government after rejecting his entry back to his home.
Several nurses and health workers from the provinces of southern Luzon have been pulled out in front-line duty after they have tested positive for the coronavirus disease. The number of medical employees infected by the virus continues to increase.
Laguna Chief health officer, Rene Bagamasbad said that most government health workers on “Job-order” status usually take 12-hour duty on the frontlines. He also decided to reduce the work time of a nurse after the doctors received its coronavirus test result as positive.
The 32-year-old male nurse believed that he contracted the virus from one of his patients in the hospital. However, he did not experience the signs and symptoms of contagious disease.
Last Wednesday (April 1, 2020), the health worker is about to go home to Majayjay for quarantine but the municipal government rejects his entry to his hometown. “Parang pinagtatabuyan nila ako,” the nurse said.
Bagamasbad said that the provincial health office (PHO) has its stand to send patients with no or mild symptoms of COVID-19 to their respective homes to decongest hospitals amid the implementation of lockdown.
“There are still proper protocols [even for home quarantine] and [the nurse] will still be monitored. It’s just a waste of [hospital] bed when we can give it to another patient with severe symptoms and who requires actual hospital treatment,” Bagamasbad said.
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