PORTION OF PASIG CITY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL NOT CLOSED TO PUBLIC
PASIG CITY – Management of Pasig City Children’s Hospital clarified that its emergency room is not closed to the general public.
“We would like to point out that Pasig City Children’s Hospital – Child’s Hope Emergency Department DID NOT [CLOSE] as posted,” the hospital said in a statement on Tuesday, as posted on the Pasig City government’s website.
The PCCH posted the statement to correct the misinformation posted in social media that its emergency department is temporarily closed.
“There were two (2) highly contagious diseases that were treated during the weekend, the first one is the meningococcemia-suspect partient which consulted last Saturday, February 16 and the second one is the measles-suspect patient who was brought in at the emergency room the next day, Sunday, February 17,” the PCCH explained.
The hospital opted to undertake infection prevention and control to protect other patients and healthcare provides.
It said that areas exposed to highly invasive infectious diseases must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected for three time, with the procedure taking about three to five hours to be completed.
“After the suspected measles case demise last Sunday, February 17, we have to REPEAT the whole process done the previous day of TERMINAL CLEANING AND DECONTAMINATION of the exposed areas,” the PCCH stated.
“Due to the STRONG SCENT of chemical disinfectants used inside the treatment area, CONSULTATIONS were temporarily done outside the Triage Area,” it added.
Full operation resumed Monday after the strong scent wore off.
The PCCH said: “we are strictly implementing our protocol on infection prevention and control for the benefit of everyone.”