MOH turns over mechanical ventilators, Covid-19 supplies to APMC

MARAWI CITY, May 26 (PIA)--Amai Pakpak Medical Center (APMC) in this city received two (2) mechanical ventilators, three (3) high flow oxygen machine, personal protective equipment, and various Covid-19 medical supplies from the Ministry of Health (MOH) of the Bangsamoro government.

Health Minister Dr. Bashary A. Latiph on Friday, May 21, turned over the supplies to APMC Hospital Chief Dra. Shalimar Sani-Rakiin.

Sani-Rakiin expressed her gratitude to MOH and the Bangsamoro Government for the life-saving support to APMC in its continuing battle with Covid-19.

She said she wrote the Minister requesting additional equipment due to the increasing number of cases in the hospital's Covid-19 ICU.

“Napakalaking bagay po ito sa aming hospital. Itong dalawang mechanical ventilators, tatlong high flow oxygen machine, at iba pa are life saving equipment that we urgently need,” she added.

[This is a big thing for our hospital. These two mechanical ventilators, three high flow oxygen machines, and other life-saving equipment that we urgently need.]

Meanwhile, Minister Latiph committed to employ more nurses to APMC to address workforce shortage on its Covid-19 facilities.

“Since meron tayong Public Health Associates, yun yung i-augment natin gradually. We’ll have a batch of 10 by next week and gradually dagdagan natin dahil kailangan din nila ito sa dami ng Covid-19 patients na naka-admit sa kanila,” he said.

[Since we have Public Health Associates, that's what we will augment gradually. We’ll have a batch of 10 by next week and gradually we will increase it because they also need it with the increasing number of Covid-19 patients admitted to them.] (BIO/PIA-ICIC)



Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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