TLJPH suspends services as Covid affects 85 HCWs

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The Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital (TLJPH) in Silay City temporarily suspended its regular services starting Monday, January 24, following a spike in its COVID-19 hit frontliners, Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said.

“We regret to inform the public that due to the spike in numbers of TLJPH frontliners in quarantine due to COVID-19 exposure and infection, we are temporarily suspending regular services, including Outpatient Department and vaccination, and limiting admissions to extreme emergencies only,” a hospital advisory said.

All referrals to the TLJPH should be coursed through the One Hospital System via city and municipal health offices, it added.

“We again remind the public to refrain from unnecessary exposure and to observe minimum health protocols as cases continue to rise in our community,” it added.

There were 85 TLJPH personnel out of commission at the TLJPH, 55 of who tested positive for COVID, while the rest were close contacts, Diaz said.

Hit by COVID-19 at the TLJPH are seven doctors, 18 nurses, four nursing attendants, a midwife, seven medical technologists, two pharmacists, one radiologic technologist and 15 support/administration staff, Diaz said.

Close contacts under quarantine are four doctors, ten nurses, two nursing attendants, five medical technologists, one radiologic technologist and eight support staff, he added.*

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