MANILA (AdChoiceTV News) — Philippine Orthopedic Center Employees Union Head Sean Herbert Velchez says 110 out of 180 health workers swabbed on Tuesday have tested positive for #COVID19.
Most of the healthcare workers who caught the virus at the POC are either asymptomatic or experiencing mild symptoms.
Dahil po reflection ng nangyayari sa communities ang sitwasyon sa mga ospital, kinakabahan na kaming tataas talaga ang bilang ng nagpopositibong healthcare workers.
Philippine Orthopedic Center workers appeal to national government for additional isolation, treatment facilities after more than 100 employees test positive for #COVID19.
Velchez says healthcare workers who tested positive have received their first shots of the #COVID19 vaccine: Although we are aware that the vaccine will not make us immune to the virus at proteksyon siya sa severe illness.
Velchez explains, most of the workers share apartments or rent bed spaces in dormitories and boarding houses. After testing positive, their biggest concern now is where to quarantine themselves so they don’t infect their co-dwellers.
Namomroblema po talaga kung saan mag-a-isolate dahil punuan na ang mga LGU at DOH facilities. Ang panawagan namin ay magtalaga at magbukas pa ng mas maraming isolation and treatment facilities, Velchez tod AdChoiceTV News.
‘Yung mental anguish ay malala para sa mga health worker at mga kababayan natin na walang kakayahan mag-home quarantine. Ayaw nilang makahawa pa. Takot din sila sa stigma, He added.
The Philippines recorded the highest cases of covid-19 today since last year as the Department of Health reports 15,310 new cases April 2, 2021.
The total #Covid-19 cases in the country reach 771,497.
The Department of Health also announced 434 new recoveries and 17 new deaths.
Reporting by Irvin Chua