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Dr. Gina Itchon supports COVID-19 infection care in the Philippines

HSP collaborator Dr. Gina Itchon, Medical Officer IV at Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) and Associate Professor and Director of the Sustainable Sanitation Center, Xavier University, is supporting COVID-19 infection care at NMMC in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. In March, NMCC was designated as the hospital in the Northern Mindanao Region for quarantine and testing of persons who may be infected with the COVID-19 virus. In response to the emergency, staff updated Emergency Room SOPs. Patients with signs and symptoms are routed to a special triage area before entering the hospital. A Flu Fast Lane was also established so patients with symptoms do not mix with the other emergency patients.

 

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