THE Department of Health (DOH) 7 has deployed close to a hundred nurses in private hospitals and isolation centers in Cebu to augment the work force as health authorities continued to grapple with the rise in coronavirus (Covid-19) cases here.
This as Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 issued an executive order regulating the sale of medical oxygen within the province of Cebu.
In her Executive Order (EO) 36, Series of 2021, the governor said there is a need to regulate the sale of medical oxygen because the rise of Covid-19 cases in Cebu has prompted people to go to suppliers to buy their own oxygen supply.
Meanwhile, DOH 7 Director Jaime Bernadas said based on their latest data, a total of 96 nurses have already been deployed to private hospitals and emergency operations centers in Cebu.
But the DOH 7 needs at least 400 registered nurses to help hospitals in the region expand their Covid response.
Bernadas said they have called on the DOH Central Office for support to deploy more medical personnel in the region.