Malolos Medical Workers Recycle Their PPEs to Cope w/ Meager Resources of Equipment
The medical workers in Malolos, Bulacan have been recycling their personal protective equipment to cope with meager resources.
The health workers of the only hospital in Bulacan have been washing, disinfecting and drying their used personal protective equipment for reused. The hospital has limited resources of protective equipment.
The Pamarawan Hospital employees have been serving 10 island-villages of this city and two other towns. The frontliners decided to recycle their PPE’s so the government could provide more PPE supply to bigger hospitals with more COVID-19 cases.
“We soak them in disinfectant every afternoon and dry them outside,” Pamarawan City hospital head Dr. Alfredo Agmata said.
Agmata explained that the hospital has been trying to stretch the use of their PPEs to give way to other hospital contained new variants of COVID-19. The coronavirus infections in the province have climbed to 3,617.
Bulacan Gov. Daniel Fernando said that the Bulacan Medical Center (BMC) has 300 health employees who treat over 200 COVID-19 patients. BMC also operates the Bulacan Infection Control Center, a facility that conducts laboratory tests.
Agmata also said that Pamarawan Hospital is BMC’s extension facility and its upgrade is set to be completerd. The village has a population of over 3, 000 residents.
The hospital does not only treat local patients but it also treats the residents from its nearby areas including Namayan, Caliligawan and Masili, all under Malolos; the island-villages of Tibaguin and Pugad in Hagonoy town and the Binakod, Masukol and Sta. Cruz island-villages of Paombong municipality.
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