Bacolod Mayor Leonardia Sends Letter To Riverside Hospital Over COVID-19 Measures

Letter of Bacolod Mayor Leonardia To Riveside Hospital Over their Measures Against COVID-19

BACOLOD MAYOR LEONARDIA – Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia sent a letter to Riverside Hospital over the measures they implement on handing COVID-19 cases.

Bacolod City is one of the cities that is still under an Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). It is due to the coronavirus or COVID-19 cases in the city.

Previously, the National Inter-Agency Task Force against COVID-19 recommended to put the city under a General Community Quarantine (GCQ). However, new cases were recorded before the lifting of the ECQ.

The Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod appealed to the National IATF. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte approved the resolution filed by the SP extending the ECQ until May 15.

Mayor Bing Leonardia
Photo: TNT Abante

Currently, Bacolod City which is still under an ECQ is tightly guarding its borders. The testing continues and it is still not sure if the ECQ will be lifted or modified after May 15.

One of the hospitals in the city is Riverside Medical Center. Based on a post on The Visayan Daily Star, it has dedicated the 5th floor of its building for COVID-19 suspected and confirmed cases.

Recently, Bacolod Mayor Bing Leonardia sent a letter for Riverside Hospital over its measures against COVID-19. The City Mayor is thankful to the official and staff of the hospital for its decision to dedicate a floor for COVID-19 cases only.

According to Mayor Bing, it is a “most heartwarming news” and “like a ray of light coming from behind the dark clouds.” He also stressed that it is an answered prayer from God when the private sectors help on the fight against the pandemic.

Based on the post, aside from dedicating the 5th floor of the hospital for COVID-19 cases, Riverside Medical Center also increased the capacity if its Isolation Rooms. From three (3) beds, there are now twelve (12) beds.

Furthermore, the bed capacity for COVID-19 patients is 41 now. The total bed capacity now for such cases is 53.

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