Nine nurses hired for Lapu-Lapu hospital — Mayor Chan
LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City government was already able to hire 9 additional nurses that woould be deployed in hospitals in the city.
Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said that these nurses were locally hired by them and would be assigned at the Lapu-Lapu City Hospital (LLCH).
He also said that they were still waiting for the Department of Health (DOH)-7 to allocate nurses to their hospitals, as the city planned to expand their COVID-19 bed allocations.
“Wala pako kabaw kung pila ang ihatag para sa Lapu-Lapu nga allocation. Sila’y mo-allocate pero kita la’y mo-sweldo,” Chan said.
(We don’t know how many they will give for the Lapu-Lapu allocation. They will be the ones to allocate but we will be ones paying their salaries.)
Chan said that they were planning to expand 30 COVID-19 beds for LLCH, 30 beds for Mactan Doctors’ Hospital, and 9 beds for ARC Hospital.
He said that ARC Hospital would only add nine COVID-19 beds since the hospital was undermanned.
Based on the Facebook post of the mayor, there are currently 105 COVID-19 positive patients confined in hospitals in the city.
Of this number, 16 were severe and critical, while 89 manifested moderate symptoms.
From August 1 to 6, 2021, the city has also recorded 18 cases of deaths. All of them were unvaccinated with ages ranging from 30 to 80 years old.
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