THE City Government of Cagayan de Oro is planning to purchase 10 more units of high-flow oxygenation machines to be used by the city's private hospitals and the JR Borja General Hospital.
"I instructed Teddy Sabuga-a (Acting City Administrator Teodoro Sabuga-a) karon to work on the purchase of 10 high-flow oxygen para atong itabang sa mga hospitals, atong ipagamit, including JR Borja," Mayor Oscar Moreno said during the daily press briefing on Tuesday, May 25.
"Ang kanang high-flow oxygen makatabang na sa pagginhawa sa atong mga pasyente," he added.
According to Moreno, while the hospitals in the city are in need of more mechanical ventilators, what the City Government can easily procure are the high-flow oxygenation machines.
It can be recalled that the City has already bought some 10 units of high-flow oxygenation machines intended for the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) and JR Borja General Hospital.
As of May 24, there are a total of 154 Covid-19 patients admitted at the NMMC Ereid/Cereid section, while a total of 330 Covid-19 cases are admitted in Cagayan de Oro hospital.