Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Guv: Oxygen supply in Pampanga enough

PAMPANGA. Governor Dennis Pineda. (Contributed photo)

GOVERNOR Dennis Pineda assured Kapampangans that there is enough supply of oxygen in tanks at public hospitals in the province as of Friday, August 6.

Pineda said the Provincial Government was able to purchase in advance oxygen to ensure the steady supply amid the foreseen surge of Covid-19 cases due to entry of Delta variant in the country.

"Ina-anticipate ko na po noon pa na baka kapusin tayo sa oxygen tanks kaya nag-purchase na po tayo in advance noon pa at sa ngayon, hindi pa po tayo nauubusan ng supply," he said.

Pineda also said that it is equipping isolation facilities with oxygen tanks and Covid-19 medicines such as antibiotics in case admitted patients would need it.

"Nilalagyan ko po ngayon ang mga isolation facilities ng oxygen tanks, mga gamot katulad ng Remdisivir at antibiotics at dinadagdagan ang mga doctors at nurses dahil nagkakapunuan na ang nga hospitals natin. At least sa isolation facilities palang natin, makapagbigay na tayo ng tulong sa mga patients," he said.

Based on Covid-19 bulletin released by the Provincial Information Office on Monday, August 9, the number of active cases in Pampannga was 3,065, in which 284 cases were reported Monday alone.


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