ILOILO City's medical response to rising Covid-19 cases got boost from health workers in uniform who augmented hospitals in the metropolis.
Since last week, the deployment included 10 nurses of Bureau of Fire Protection at Metro Iloilo Hospital and Medical Center, six nurses of Philippine Coast Guard Western Visayas at The Medical City Iloilo and eight aides of 3rd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army at Western Visayas Medical Center.
Mayor Jerry Treñas thanked national government agencies for the help in responding to emergency situation.
Covid-19 Focal Person Dr. Roland Jay Fortuna said the augmentation of staff will stay as long as the hospitals need them to cater to and manage Covid patients.
The City Government provided board and lodging provision of coast guard and army personnel as support in the continued delivery of much-needed services during the pandemic.
To further boost health personnel capacity, City Hall has also hired 23 additional nurses with one on duty, while 22 are waiting swab results before they could start; and 84 nursing aides with 14 on duty, while 70 are on standby pending their swab results. (PR)