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‘Health care system collapsing, bold decisions needed now’

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The health care system is about to collapse amid the continuing surge in COVID-19 cases in Bacolod City, Dr. Julius Drilon, Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital chief, said Tuesday, June 15.

He said with Bacolod City remaining under Modified General Community Quarantine, drastic bold decisions need to be made now because the primary defense against COVID-19 in the communities have bogged down.

“The numbers are out, the cases are rising,” Drilon said.

There has been poor enforcement of public health protocols, which needs to be aggressively acted on to arrest the spread of the virus, Drilon said.

“The primary defense is prevention,” he said.

There is need to continue to educate, test, isolate and vaccinate, he stressed.

Drilon also said he hopes Bacolod City and Negros Occidental will coordinate in the fight against COVID-19.*

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