Basilan General Hospital hires to augment health workers vs COVID-19
ISABELA CITY, Basilan May 12 (PIA) – A total of 29 newly-hired Human Resources for Health that include nurses, radiologic technologists (RadTech), medical technologists, respiratory therapists, and nursing attendants signed contracts with the Basilan General Hospital on Monday, May 11.
Dr. Sitti Nurussami C Amilasan, Medical Center Chief said that the Basilan General Hospital hired additional staff as augmentation to its workforce as it is now ready to manage COVID-19 cases.
“This was approved by the Department of Health as part of the #Bayanihan to Heal as One Act in support to the workforce that will serve in the 15-bed capacity COVID Ward of the hospital,” she said.
The newly-hired personnel will render their services initially for the period of three months. However, they may be renewed depending upon the need of the facility.
As Dr. Amilasan expressed their preparedness in the battle against COVID, she urged Basileños to maintain the province as COVID-free province.
“We urge Basileños to continue to practice the recommended hygiene measures, social distancing and wearing of facemasks,” she said.
She also appealed to “inform proper health authorities, the City Health Office or the Municipal Health Office for any respiratory symptoms and disclose travel history so that you may be referred to the Basilan General Hospital for further management and treatment.”
Meanwhile, the Provincial Government of Basilan provided support in terms of provision of cash assistance to the frontlines of Basilan General Hospital.
Different agencies, organizations, and even individual continuously extended their support to Basilan General Hospital by donating some medical supplies and PPEs to front liners.
As of May 11, based on the data of BAWAL COVID Task Force, Basilan still has no confirmed COVID-19 case with 27 suspected cases and 82 Persons Under Monitoring (PUIs). (RVC/NDR/PIA9-Basilan)